Maple and Pear Mini-Parfaits

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Recette — Mini-parfaits de poires à l’érable
6 portions


  • 10 cm square of puff pastry
  • 30g butter
  • 6 pears, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 125ml pure maple syrup
  • 500ml whipping cream or ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
  2. Place puff pastry on a baking sheet and cut into 2.5 cm (1 in) cubes. Cover with a sheet of parchment paper and another baking sheet of the same size as first.
  3. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a large frying pan. Add pear cubes and fry for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add maple syrup and caramelize for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove and set aside.
  6. Before serving, assemble the verrines by adding puff pastry cubes, maple pear cubes and whipped cream, in that order.

Impress your guests with these delightful mini parfaits! Hot, caramelised pears come together with cold, smooth cream to create an indulgent pear dessert that’s perfect for dinner parties. This parfait recipe also incorporates pure maple syrup for an added splash of natural sweetness.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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