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Pear 'Frangipane' Tart

  • RECIPE MAKES: 8 portions
  • PREP TIME: 1hr 10 mins
  • COOK TIME: 30-40 mins
Step 1

Preheat oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas mark 5.

step 2

Rub the Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix, margarine and caster sugar together in a mixing bowl, until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

step 3

Add the water to the Fate mixture and mix to form the pastry dough and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

step 4

Dust a clean work surface with Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix and knead the pastry for 1 minute, until smooth.

step 5

Using a rolling pin, roll the pastry out between two pieces of grease proof paper to a 28cm diameter circle.

step 6

Lift the pastry, using a rolling pin into the pastry dish.

step 7

Using your thumb, press the pastry around the edge of the baking dish.

step 8

Cut the excess pastry off the sides of the dish and using a fork, prick the pastry base.

step 9

Using the back of a spoon, spread the jam evenly over the bottom of the pastry base until covered and set aside.

step 10

Heat the water, caster sugar, vanilla essence, cinnamon, lemon juice and zest and orange zest in a pan over a medium heat.

step 11

Bring to the boil and cook the pears in the stock for 10 minutes.

step 12

Remove from the heat and continue to cook in the residual heat for a further 10 minutes.

step 13

Using a slotted spoon remove the pears from the stock and set aside to dry.


To make the sponge filling, cream together the sugar and margarine in a bowl.

step 15

Add the Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix and the baking powder and rub together with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

step 16

In a separate bowl, mix together the ProZero, egg replacer and almond extract.

step 17

Add the ProZero mixture to the dry mixture and mix until well combined.

step 18

Layer evenly over the pastry and jam base.

step 19

Lay the pear halves evenly on top of the mixture.

step 20

Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until a sharp knife pricked into the sponge comes out clean.

step 21

Allow to cool and serve.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a dollop of low protein ‘cream’ or custard.


Top Tip!

Add cinnamon to the sponge mixture for a spicy kick!

Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix and ProZero are foods for special medical purposes and should be used under medical supervision.

  • For pastry base:
  • 250g Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix (plus extra for dusting)
  • 125g Soft margarine
  • 30g Caster sugar
  • 60ml Water
  • For filling:
  • 4 tbsp Apricot jam
  • 500ml Water
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 4 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 3 Pears, peeled, halved and deseeded
  • For sponge filling:
  • 75g Caster sugar
  • 75g Soft margarine
  • 150g Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 125ml ProZero
  • 1 tsp Egg replacer
  • 1 tsp Almond extract