Preheat oven to 375*/ 190 c
A Pre made short crust pie shell is fine or you can make one home made. When Im in a hurry, I buy mine at Trader Joes.
Lay out a cool pie shell onto pie pan, shape onto bottom and sides of pan. Perforate bottom with fork in a few places.
Salted Caramel-you may make your own but there are great ones out there already. I love the Williams Sonoma brand.
Heat Salted Caramel in microwave for 40 seconds.
Spoon a couple of tablespoons on the shortcrust. Place piecrust in refrigerator while you are prepping the pears.
2 tablespoons sugar
pats of butter
Peel, half, and core pears.
Place halves, cut side down, in a circular pattern on top of cooled pie shell .
Sprinkle with sugar.
Score each pear and top each pear with a pat of butter.
Place in a hot oven and
Bake for 30 minutes or until pears start to brown.
While fruit is baking
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
pinch sea salt
3 tablespoons almond powder
1 cup cream
Pour custard mixture around the hot baked fruit and continue baking for 25 more minutes.
Swirl a little caramel over top before serving.
Happy Christmas !!