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I use my frozen blackberries and a frozen puff pastry for this quick dessert. Mellow pears also get worked in. This is a lite bite that’s perfect to share with a special Valentine! 

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1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

2 tablespoons flour and some for the parchment paper

about 1 cup frozen blackberries

1/4 cup sugar and some more for sprinkling

2 teaspoons lemon juice

dash salt

2 small pears (Bartlett or Anjou) peeled and thinly sliced

1 egg white

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Place puff pastry on a lightly floured parchment-lined baking sheet and gently stretch it just a little bit. It should be a 9 inch square. With a knife, score pastry 3/4 inch from edges to create a border. Freeze while preparing the topping.  Stir together blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, flour, and salt. Lightly mash some of the berries to release juices. Gently stir in pears. Spread evenly within the border of the pastry. Brush the border with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 375 for 30-45 minutes until juices are bubbling and crust is golden brown. (Tent crust with foil halfway to prevent over browning- because that happens)


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