Pear Dumplings

1
Penny Malone

By
@shabbychic82

I found this receipt in the November 2011 Thanksgiving Issue of Southern Living. I have not yet tried it but the directions look very simple.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 3/4 c
    milk
  • 6
    ripe bosc pears
  • 1/4 c
    firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c
    grandulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1
    3 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter

How to Make Pear Dumplings

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375*. Stir together first 3 ingredients; cut shortening into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly. Gradually add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  2. Turn dough out ont a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times. Shape into a 12-inch log. Cut log into 6 (2 inch) pieces. Shape each into a disk, and roll each into an 8in circle on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Peel pears, reserving peels. Core each pear from bottom, leaving top 2 inches and stems intact.
  4. Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon; spoon about 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar mixture into each pear cavity, pressing firmly. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture in center of pastr circles. Place 1 pear in center of each pastry circl. Dot pears with 1/4 cup softened butter. Press dough around pears with palms of hands, sealing around stem. Place in a lightly greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
  5. Bake at 375* for 40 to 50 minutes, shielding with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.
  6. Bring granulated sugar, next 3 ingredients, reserved pear peels, and 1 1/2 cup water to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Pour through a wire mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Pour syrup over dumplings. Serve immediately.

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About Pear Dumplings

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #dumplings #pear



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