Pear-fect!

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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...

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Pear-fect!

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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