Pear-fect!

Melissa Riggs

By
@PeachBottems

Hmm..what to do with that extra box of cake mix sittin' in the pantry?

We went to the farm over the weekend and my nephew went a little crazy on the pears..So! I'm thinkin pie :)

Well theres also a box of quick-mix puddin and I do have a great pie crust recipe.

What about tarts...


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Serves:

12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

CAKE PIE TARTS

2 c
white or yellow cake mix
3 Tbsp
milk
1 pinch
salt

PEARS

4 large
pears or apples of your choice (sliced & diced!)
1 Tbsp
butter (to melt)
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
lemon juice
1
splash of cold water

PUDDING

1 pkg
instant vanillia pudding (i wager any flavor will do!)
2 c
milk (or whatever the box reads ;)
a few
sighs/dashes cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the Cake-Pie-Tarts:

In a medium mixing bowl combine white/yellow cake mix & salt. When you've finished stirring add the milk.
2
Now lightly grease your muffin tins & sacrifice a little extra cake mix to the counter-top/work surface. Roll out your dough. You may use cookie cutters to make circles or mini-crusts. I grab the dough by the handful and press it into the lightly greased muffin tins.
3
Place muffin tins in pre-heated oven and let bake for about 7 minutes and check them.
The cake mix will cause the tarts to rise. Take a spoon and lightly touch the center. They will cave to form the tart.
4
Let bake for about 8 more minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
5
Pears (or apples):

Combine pears (sliced & diced) with butter,lemon juice and water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the brown sugar and cover with lid. let sit for 5 minutes.
6
Reduce heat to simmer and remove lid. Let sit for 10 minutes. Strain.
7
Pudding:

Combine instant pudding & milk in a medium bowl and set in a cool space.
8
All together now!:

Gently lift tarts (after they've cooled!) from muffin tins with a spoon to the edge. Fill with pudding. Add a spoonful (or so) of pears and sigh/dash with cinnamon.
9
Enjoy, you earned it! ;)

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