Mini Pear and Cinnamon Pies

Mini Pear and Cinnamon Pies

Mini Pear and Cinnamon Pies

Mini Pear and Cinnamon Pies

This is a perfect treat for dessert on Christmas Day.

Makes six mini pies

Ingredients
1 sheet of puff pastry
Butter for greasing muffin pan
2 pears
1/2 a cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of water
Sprig of rosemary
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Milk for glazing

Method
Preheat oven 180°C. Grease muffin pan with butter. Thaw puff pastry. You will need something to make a round shape, a cookie cutter or a glass. Cut out six circles of pastry and push them into your muffin pan. Place in the oven for 15 mins or until the pastry is puffed. Take out of the oven and let settle.
To make pie filling, put water, diced pear, brown sugar and rosemary into a small saucepan on a low – medium heat. Stir regularly. Cook until the pear is soft and sugar syrupy.
Spoon pie filling into the base of your pies. Create a lid for the pies with the left over puff pastry. I made a criss cross pattern. Glaze pastry with milk.
Put pies into the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until pastry has puffed and golden brown.
Serve with extra rosemary and honey-sweetened Greek yogurt.

Mini Pear and Cinnamon Pies

Mini Pear and Cinnamon Pies

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Today Inspiration Rose is having its first anniversary!
I love my blog and enjoy inspiring others. I want to thank my followers for your support. I’m a creative person and because of this blog I have been able to express this part of me to the rest of the world. I’m so glad I made the decision one year ago to create Inspiration Rose.
I hope to bring you many more projects, recipes, photos and inspiration in the years to come!

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Hair Scrunchy

Hair scrunchy

I decided to create this hair scrunchy because as well as wanting to wear it out and about I heard hair scrunchies are great to wear to bed. They are better than normal hair ties because they are not as tight and wont pull on your hair.

Hair scrunchy

Materials:
Material
Pins
Elastic
Safety pin
Thread
Needle

Hair scrunchy

My hair is thick so I made the width of my scrunchy thick too. Depending on your hair type, it’s up to you how wide you want it. Make sure you add a centimeter or more of seam allowance.

Hair scrunchy

Pin to hold the material in place and cut along the edge of the material.

Hair scrunchy

Fold the material in half, inside-out, and pin before you sew so it doesn’t slip out of place.

Hair scrunchy

Sew the pieces together one centimeter and a half in from the edge. Don’t forget to back stitch on both ends!

Hair scrunchy

Hair scrunchy Turn the material back the right way around. Iron it so it’s flat.

Hair scrunchy

Attach the safety pin to the end of the elastic.

Hair scrunchy

Work out how tight/long you want your elastic.

Hair scrunchy

Tie a double knot and cut off the excess.

Hair scrunchy

Sew the gap closed with your needle and thread.

Hair scrunchy
Style in a ponytail or bun.

Spring Inspired Nail Art

Spring Nail Art
Spring Nail Art

Materials:
Three colours of nail polish (essie – ballet slippers, essie – tart deco, mode – blackjack)
A pencil with an eraser end
A flat headed pin

Spring Nail Art

Paint nails with base colour.

Spring Nail Art

Now start dotting! To create a tool to make the flowers, I pushed the pin into the eraser end of a pencil.
Pour a little nail polish onto some paper and use the pin head to dot.

Spring Nail Art

I used four dots to make a flower shape.

Spring Nail Art

Now, using another colour, make the center of your flower with one dot in the middle.

Spring Nail Art

Spring Nail Art

Have fun creating your own combinations!

Painted Egg Cartons

Painted Egg Cartons

Painted Egg Cartons

This is a nice idea to put chocolate eggs in, decorated eggs as show here, or even to add some colour to your fridge instead of boring cardboard.

Painted Egg Cartons

Materials:
Egg Carton
Paint
Paint Brushes
Shredded Paper (optional)

Painted Egg Cartons

Step One: Paint the carton any colour you like. I painted mine turquoise and coral with gold dots for one and gold stripes for the other.

Painted Egg Cartons

Step Two: Place the shredded paper in the carton

Painted Egg Cartons

Done!

Painted Egg Cartons

Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter Eggs DIY

This is fun and really easy once you get the hang of it. The best part is choosing how you’re going to decorate them.

Easter Egg Decoration DIY

Materials:

Eggs
Egg Cups
Acrylic Paints
Sparkles
Pin
Bowl
All weather exterior low sheen white paint

easter egg diy

Collage_Decorating Easter Eggs

Step One: Push the pin through the top of the egg and take it out.

Step Two: Do the same thing to the bottom of the egg except this time you want to make the hole a bit bigger. Create a small circle and chip away at it till it’s big enough for the yolk and white to come out.

Step Three: Blow through the hole at the top of the egg. The yolk and white will come out the bottom. Put the bowl underneath.

Step Four: If your eggs are brown like mine, then I would recommend painting them with all weather exterior (low sheen) white paint, so that you don’t have a brown tinge coming through when you paint them later on. I tried using white acrylics but the paint was too thin.

Step Five: Now for the fun part! Come up with your ideas and get painting!

Collage_Decorating Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Decoration DIY

Putting your decorated eggs in a painted egg carton makes a great gift.