How to make Pear Sponge Pie -

Delicious afttermeal recipe - dessert made with pears.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Pears (नाश्पाति), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

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Pear Sponge Pie

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pear Sponge Pie Recipe

  • Pears (1 red and 1 green) 2

  • Refined flour (maida) ? cup + for dusting

  • Butter 30 grams + for greasing and brushing

  • Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) A pinch + ? cup + 2 tbsps

  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoons

  • Crumbled cake 1/2 cup

  • Icing sugar as required


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180°C. Grease a round baking tin with some butter and dust with some flour.

Step 2

Take fresh yeast in a bowl. Add a pinch of castor sugar and 2 tbsps of warm water, mix and set aside to activate.

Step 3

Sieve flour in a bowl. Add salt and ⅓ cup castor sugar and mix. Make a well in the center, add activated yeast and mix well.

Step 4

Add some warm water and knead into a soft dough.

Step 5

Dust some flour in another bowl and transfer the dough. Cover with cling film and prove for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6

Discard stem and bottom of pears and cut into small pieces.

Step 7

Heat chopped pears in a non-stick pan and mix. Add 2 tbsps castor sugar and cinnamon powder, mix and cook till sugar melts and thick. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 8

Dust the worktop with some flour, transfer proven dough and knock back to release air. Put 30 grams butter and knead into a soft dough. Dust some flour and knead again.

Step 9

Dust the worktop with some flour, take a medium portion of dough and set aside.

Step 10

10.Roll out the remaining dough to make a thick sheet. Line the greased tin with the sheet, covering the edges as well.

Step 11

Add crumbled cake to pear mixture and mix well. Put the mixture in lined baking tin and level it out.

Step 12

Dust the worktop with some flour and roll out the medium dough portion to make a thick sheet. Place the sheet on top of pear mixture, covering it.

Step 13

Discard the excess dough from the tin using a knife and lightly press edges to seal. Set aside to prove for 10-15 minutes.

Step 14

Put the baking tin on a baking tray. Place the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 15

Remove from oven, brush some butter on top and cool. Demould and transfer the pear onto a serving platter.

Step 16

Sift some icing sugar over the pie, cut into wedges and serve.

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