Peach Bites

Peach Bites

Ingredients:

  • 375g ready-rolled puff pastry
  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 1 420g can Del Monte® Peach Slices in Syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 x 250g tub mascarpone cheese

1.

Preheat oven to 220º C/200º C Fan/Gas Mark 7. Lay the sheet of puff pastry on a lightlyfloured baking sheet and trim to make a square (discard the trimmings). Pierce the pastrysquare all over with a fork, brush with egg and put in the oven for 5 minutes.

2.

Remove from the oven and cover the pastry square with another baking sheet and bake fora further 10 minutes. This will compress the pastry to make the bites easy to eat asnibbles.

3.

Drain the peaches reserving the syrup, and cut each slice into two chunks (mouthful size).

4.

Heat a small non-stick frying pan over a medium-heat then add the butter, four tablespoonsof the peach syrup, the honey and the peach chunks. Allow to bubble gently for fiveminutes until sticky and sweet.

5.

Remove the pastry from the oven and take off the top baking sheet. Arrange the peachesover the top of the pastry and pour over the sweet syrup from the pan. Don’t feel youneed to use it all – just what you think looks right.

6.

Slice into 16 canape-sized squares. Place a teaspoon of mascarpone cheese on each andserve immediately.

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