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Baked Pears w/Mascarpone Cheese
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MyCookbook Member: micki
Recipe Category: Dessert
Recipe Preparation Level: easy
From LHJ Online
Prep time: 10 minutes plus standing
Baking time: 20 minutes
Degree of difficulty: Easy
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (no substitutions), softened
5 ripe Bosc pears, quartered and cored
1/4 cup honey
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (or 1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened,
mixed with 1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream, whipped)
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Combine wine and vanilla bean, if using. Let
stand 10 minutes. Spread butter in bottom of shallow 3-quart baking
dish. Arrange pears skin side down in single layer in baking dish. Pour
wine mixture and honey over pears; sprinkle with pepper. Bake, basting
occasionally, 20 minutes, until pears are tender. Remove from oven. Add
vanilla extract, if using, to pan juices and drizzle over pears. Cool to
2. To serve, arrange 3 or 4 pear wedges on each of 6 dessert plates.
Spoon mascarpone on top and drizzle with pan juices. Makes 6 servings.
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 13 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Protein 2 g
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