Pears Baked with Wine and Almonds

Pears Baked With Wine And Almonds Recipe

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Carolyn Haas

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@Linky1

I have a feeling we'll be cooking our way through Malta for a contest on another site! I found this recipe on a Maltese site and changed it a bit to be easier for American bakers to deal with.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4
    pears
  • 1/2 c
    sweet dessert wine
  • 1 c
    ground almonds
  • 2 Tbsp
    superfine sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    amaretto (or !/4 tsp almond extract)
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon rind
  • ·
    ice-cream or whipped cream for serving

How to Make Pears Baked with Wine and Almonds

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
    Peel, cut in half and core the pears then arrange in a baking dish. Pour the wine over, cover tightly with foil and bake for 1–1½ hours or until tender.
  2. Place the ground almonds, sugar, butter, amaretto (or extract) and lemon rind in a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Take the baking dish out of the oven, uncover pears and divide the mixture between them
  4. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 15–20 minutes or until the almond mixture has browned.
    Serve with whipped cream or ice-cream.

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About Pears Baked with Wine and Almonds

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Hashtag: #Malta




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