Pear & Honey Strudels

Ingredients

  • 2 x 410 g cans Rhodes Pear Halves in Syrup, drained
  • 50 g butter
  • 30 ml (2 T) sugar
  • 30 ml (2 T) Rhodes Honey (or to taste)
  • 65 ml (4 T) golden seedless sultanas
  • 4 shortbread or tennis biscuits, finely crushed
  • 6 sheets of filo pastry
  • some melted butter

Method

  1. Dice the Rhodes Pear Halves into ½ cm cubes.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the diced pear, sugar, Rhodes Honey and sultanas and allow to cook rapidly for about 5 - 8 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and caramelised.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in the crumbs and set aside to cool a little.
  4. To complete, brush a pastry sheet with melted butter then place another sheet on top. Cut the sheets in half so that you now have 2 pieces of double pastry.
  5. Place a 6th of the filling along one side of one of the double piece of pastry and roll over once.
  6. Tuck in the sides then completely roll up the pastry with the filling inside to form a neat strudel.
  7. Brush the strudel all over with melted butter, place on a buttered baking sheet with the seam at the bottom and cut one or two slits into the top of the strudel.
  8. Now continue to make 5 more strudels then bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the edges of the filo are golden brown and crisp.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve with a whipped spiced cream or ice cream.
Cooking Tip

To make whipped spiced cream, add a pinch of nutmeg and a generous pinch of ground cinnamon to sweetened whipped cream.

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