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Masterchef Alert! How to Make a Poached Pear Tart

Nov 23 2020 - Blog

“Food is the most important thing to one’s healthy life. It should be communicated to everyone”.

Such is the motto of ABC Cooking Studio, which was first started in Japan back in 1985. The studio’s foundation is built on bringing joy through cooking, which is something that can be enjoyed with family and friends. A wide range of lessons is available, including bread, cakes, and cooking classes. The best part? No previous culinary experience is needed; at ABC Cooking Studio, everyone and anyone can be a chef!

This series will revolve around introducing easy recipes by ABC Cooking Studio, which incorporate ingredients that are specially imported by Sky Premium’s member-exclusive eStore. Are you ready to whip up a feast?

Kickstart your gastronomic adventure with a delicate Poached Pear Tart. The main ingredient of this dish is naturally the pear, which is currently in season. The tartness of the pear is mellowed by the process of poaching, creating an almost silky texture that complements the buttery consistency of the puff pastry.

Sounds delicious? Here’s what you’ll need to make the dessert:


Red Wine Poached Pear

  • 1 Pear
  • 100g Red Wine
  • 40g Sugar
  • 2tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 20g Roasted Walnuts

Almond Tart

  • 1pc Frozen Puff Sheet
  • 40g Butter
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 40g Sugar
  • 40g Egg
  • 40g Ground Almond Powder


  • 4pcs Chervil Leaves


  • 1 Ring Cutter (Size 12)
  • 4 Tart Moulds (4.5-inch)
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 2 Spatulas
  • 1 Pot
  • 1 Electric Oven

Once you’ve got everything ready, you can start preparing and making the Poached Pear Tart!


  1. Preheat oven
  2. Soften butter at room temperature
  3. Prepare baking paper for drop lid
  4. Roast walnuts at 180℃ for 8 minutes


Red Wine Poached Pear

  1. Place the red wine, sugar, and cinnamon stick into a pot
  2. Cut the pears into cubes (approximately 20 to 24 pieces)
  3. Place the pear cubes into the pot; mix everything well, and bring to a boil
  4. Bring to a simmer, and cover with drop lid* (If you do not wish to prepare a drop lid, you may cover the pan slightly with a lid.)
  5. Cook for 13 to 15 minutes
  6. Once the pears have fully absorbed the mixture, bring the temperature back to high heat, and reduce the liquid until almost dry
  7. Add in lemon juice, as well as crushed roasted walnuts
  8. Strain the liquid, and remove the pears

Almond Tart

  1. Use a cutter to cut out 4 pieces of puff sheets
  2. Line the tart moulds with these cut puff sheets
  3. Put softened butter and sugar into a bowl, and mix well
  4. Add in eggs, and mix well
  5. Add in ground almond powder, and mix well
  6. Divide the almond cream equally into the 4 tart moulds
  7. Bake at 200℃ for 18 to 25 minutes

You’re almost there! One last step to go:


  1. Remove the baked tarts from the tart moulds, and allow to cool
  2. Place the strained poached pears onto the cooled tarts (approximately 5 to 6 pieces per tart)
  3. Garnish with some chervil leaves

… and voila! Dessert is served.


Make your Poached Pear Tart with the finest pears available on the market – trust us, you’ll definitely be able to taste the difference.

Pear Varieties from Sky eStore

High-Grade Pear

Enjoy the finer things in life with this High-Grade Pear, which is bursting with juicy sweetness. You won’t be able to stop at one!

La France Pear

Originating from Europe, the La France Pear is grown using superior Japanese quality control methods. With smooth flesh, an abundance of juices, and a soft creamy texture, it’s no wonder that it’s called the ‘Queen of Pears’!


Ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth, the Poached Pear Tart makes for the perfect end to a meal. Both of the above pears are freshly flown in from Japan, and can be found at Sky Premium’s member-exclusive eStore, where we bring you the finest selection of novelty lifestyle items with our curated partners, luxury branded products, and premium Japanese delicacies freshly flown in from Japan. By cutting out the middleman, Sky Premium’s Zero Markup eStore is able to deliver quality goods to you with no hidden costs – it’s a win-win situation!


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