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Pear & Almond Pudding

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 5 Minutes
  Serves 16
Pears baked in amaretto make a sweet, decadent combo.
For the Pears:
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups water
8 large pears, peeled
For the Pudding:
16 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups ground almonds
2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur, or
1 teaspoon almond extract
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TO MAKE THE PEARS: Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan large enough to fit 4 pears. Stir over low heat to dissolve sugar, then bring to a boil. Add 4 of the pears and simmer for 5-7 minutes, until the pears are tender. Remove the pears from the syrup and set aside. Repeat with the remaining 4 pears.

Bring the syrup to a boil and boil until reduced by half. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 12 inch rectangular cake pan.

TO MAKE THE PUDDING: Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the ground almonds. Add the amaretto, or the almond extract combined with 2 tablespoons of the reserved syrup.

Arrange the pears upright in the prepared pan. Spoon the filling around the base of the pears so that it comes half way up the pears. Baste each pear with a little of the reserved syrup. Bake for 45 minutes, until the almond batter is puffed and golden. Before serving, brush each pear with a little reserved syrup.

Serve warm, cutting a pear in half for each person.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 16
Calories: 407
Fat. Total: 23g
Fiber: 5g
Carbohydrates, Total: 49g
Sodium: 16mg
% Cal. from Fat: 51%
Cholesterol: 71mg
Protein: 6g
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Rating: 3
by: T Reviewed: 03/11/2013
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