Pear & Chocolate Tarts
By, Bonnie Gordon, St. Catharines, ON
Pick your favorite pastry recipe and make mini tart shells.
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolk slightly beaten
2 tbsp. butter, softened
In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Gradually stir at least half of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then stir back into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour pudding into tart shells, top with pear & chocolate jam, you may want add slice of poached pear and extra chocolate.