Your Next Go To Dessert Recipe To Treat Your Family

Mark the beginning of Spring with a new dessert.

Spring isn’t just for changing over your scents, it’s also the time to switch out your dessert recipes. And the delicious dessert aromas wafting from your oven this time of the year are just as enticing as the warmer weather and fresh air outside.

As far as spring dessert recipes go, we love to prepare sweets that include in-season fruits like pear and thanks to our friend Amanda Cordony @thecordonykitchen, we have just the recipe to usher in for the change of season that your family will love – A delicious Pear & Date Caramel Crostata, inspired by our Pear & Lime Fragrance.

Think crumbly crust, filled with juicy, refreshing pear and sweet dates topped with silky, rich caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice-cream.
Now for the recipe,


Makes: 6

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

435g store-bought shortcrust pastry
2 Beurre Bosc pears
1/2 cup spiced caramel sauce - spiced caramel sauce recipe below
Garnish with lime zest
Step 1. Make the spiced caramel sauce up to 3 days before you need it and store it in the fridge. Recipe below.


Step 2. Preheat the oven to 180C fan (350F). Bring pastry to room temperature and roll out a 47cm x 27cm x 3mm sheet on parchment paper.

Step 3. Spoon over the date caramel sauce, leaving 2 tablespoons for Step 5.Place date caramel in the centre leaving 2 inches of pastry from the edges.
Make two rows of sliced pears in the centre of the pastry on top of the caramel sauce. Slightly overlap the pears.

Step 4. Fold over the sides of the pastry to just cover the edge of the pears and then fold the top and bottom.
Step 5. With a pastry brush, brush over the pears with the remaining caramel sauce. Slide the pastry and parchment paper onto a flat tray.
Step 6. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through cooking. Sprinkle lime zest once cooked and spoon your favourite ice cream on top.

Now how to make the spiced caramel sauce,

Makes: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes

1 cup pitted dates
400ml coconut cream
2 teaspoons ginger powder
Step 1. Place pitted dates in a heat-proof bowl. Fill with boiling water to cover the dates. Let steep for 5 minutes then drain.


Step 2. Blitz the dates, coconut milk and ginger for 2 minutes until smooth.
Use the spiced caramel sauce to make the Pear and Date Caramel Crostata.
You can also serve this delicious spiced caramel sauce with ice cream, muffins, drizzled over pudding or over the indulging Pear and Date Caramel Crostata you have just made.

Now that you have dessert sorted, continue the in-season, juicy notes of pear with our Pear & Lime 350g Soy Candle. The vibrant blend of Anjou Pear & Mexican lime will continue to waft a refreshing ambience throughout your kitchen – exactly the type of scents you want in your home for spring.

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