• 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup fine semolina
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 175 g butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp cold water or milk
  • ½ cup Craig's Boysenberry Jam
  • 410 g can Wattie's Pear Quarters in Clear Fruit Juice, drained

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Rub together flour, baking powder, semolina, caster sugar and butter in a mixing bowl until the mixture resembles crumbs.

3. Add beaten egg and water or milk and mix until the mixture forms small moist balls of dough. Take 2/3 of the mixture, lightly knead and press out to fit a 23cm diameter loose bottom tart tin.

4. Spread with Craig’s Boysenberry Jam, arrange slicedWattie’s Pear Quarters evenly over jam. Scatter with remaining crumbled dough.

5. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack, cut into 12 pieces. Serve warm as a dessert with custard, yoghurt or cream, any leftovers will make popular lunch box fillers.

Top Tips

You do not have to use semolina, but it will add a delicious crunchiness to the shortbread. Replace with an extra 1/2 cup flour.

Made With

Pear Quarters in Clear Fruit Juice

Grown under the sun in the Hawke’s Bay orchards, Wattie’s pears are hand-picked and then packed at the peak of their flavour for natural goodness.

Rate and Review

7 Ratings

Reviews (7)

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Carmel Malcolm's Review | Rating

This recipe has been a family favourite for years. Great cold in lunch boxes too

Caroline godfrey's Review | Rating

this is such an easy recipes and so tasty.

Shanna M Butler's Review | Rating

My quick go to desert

Diane's Review | Rating

Love this recipe, so quick and easy to make