04 Mar 2019

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for stuffed pears in filo pastry


A baklava-inspired pudding of pears stuffed with a honey and nut rubble, wrapped in filo and baked until crisp


Ispent nearly a decade in a part of London that was brimming with the most amazing grocers. The best ones were Middle Eastern, stocking huge bunches of herbs, every type of nut under the sun, flatbreads, exotic fruit, great hummus, even better veg – the shoppers here knew how to eat. My greatest pleasure was their baklava – I could polish off a tray in a sitting and still go back for more. This recipe is inspired by those nutty, honey-drizzled treats.