Low Salicylate Pear Puffs

by | Sep 18, 2022

Sometimes, not often, but sometimes I crave something sweet to eat. While I’m not a huge fan of dessert (I’m more of a savoury girl myself), the thought of a little afternoon pick-me-up does sound appealing. With a salad bowl brimming with pears, puff pastry in the fridge and some brown sugar in the pantry, it made perfect sense to whip up some dainty pear puffs. In less than an hour, I had wafting before me, the scent of caramelised pear and buttery pastry and just like that, my craving was satisfied.

Enjoy xx

Low Salicylate Pear Puffs

Makes 14



  • Measuring spoons
  • Peeler
  • Grater
  • Frypan
  • Baking tray 



2 sheets of puff pastry (defrosted)

4 pears (peeled)

2 Tbsp brown sugar

Milk (for brushing)

Icing sugar (for dusting)



1.) Heat fan-forced oven to 180 degrees celsius and line baking tray with baking paper.

2.) Remove puff pastry from freezer and set aside to defrost.

3.) While pastry is defrosting, peel pears and grate into a bowl. Place grated pear in a fry pan, sprinkle with sugar and cook on low-medium heat for 5 minutes. When ready, set aside.

4.) When defrosted, use a round cookie cutter (or bottom of 1 cup measuring cup) to cut out the puff pastry into small round shapes (approx. 10 cm in diameter). On one half of the round cutout, use a sharp knife to cut three small slits.

5.) Place 2 tsp of the pear mixture onto the half of pastry that isn’t cut. Fold in half and pinch the ends together to seal in the pear mixture. Repeat until all pastry and pear mixture has been used, placing each puff onto the prepared baking tray.

6.) Brush each pear puff with some milk before placing baking tray in oven. Cook for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

7.) When ready, remove pear puffs from oven and allow to cool before sprinkling with icing sugar.

DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 


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