Dessert Recipes

Almond Butter-Stuffed Pears

Almond Butter-Stuffed PearsA formal dinner calls for an elegant dessert like these stuffed pears. A mild nutty…

Almond Butter-Stuffed Pears

Almond Butter-Stuffed Pears

Ingredients

2 cups unblanched whole almonds, toasted 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cups pear juice 3 cups sweet white wine, divided 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 vanilla bean, split 12 medium pears

Directions

Combine almonds and salt in a food processor.

Cover and process until almonds are finely chopped.

Add oil; cover and process until blended.

Set aside.

In a large saucepan, combine pear juice, 1 cup wine, brown sugar and vanilla bean.

Bring to a boil.

Remove from heat; remove vanilla bean.

With a sharp knife, scrape bean to remove the seeds; stir into sauce.

Discard bean.

Return to a boil; cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 50-55 minutes or until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°.

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Slice 1 in.

off the top of each pear and set aside.

Core pears, leaving bottoms intact.

Fill with reserved almond mixture.

Place pears in a shallow roasting pan; replace tops.

Add remaining wine.

Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until pears are tender, basting occasionally.

Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 309 calories, 15g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 8g fiber), 6g protein.

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