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Stuffed Pears En croute

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PHOTO: Christy Landry

WITH CHEESE IN THE MIDDLE

RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY CHRISTY LANDRY OF MY INVISIBLE CROWN

Fancy name,  I know, but “stuffed pears en croute” really just means that I took some pears, hollowed out the middle, filled it with cheese, and then wrapped them in a pie crust or a puff pastry. I promise that it is really quite easy and just looks like a sophisticated dessert or appetizer.  That’s why I named it “stuffed pears en croute.” The name has to hold up to the sophistication of the dish.  See for yourself.

Stuffed Pears
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 Comice pears (choose pears that stand well on their own)
  • 1 box puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 oz brie or blue cheese
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 300.
  2. Wash and dry pears.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut a hole in the top of the pear down toward core and remove as much of the core and seeds as possible without cutting through the bottom.
  4. Cut the core away from the top of the pear so that it will sit comfortably back on top of the pear.
  5. Stuff each pear with 1 ounce of cheese (or as much as you can get inside and still put the top back on).
  6. Cut puff pastry into half inch strips.
  7. Beginning at the bottom, wrap pears with pastry strips until you reach the top.
  8. Press lightly to join the strips to one another.
  9. Beat egg and brush a light coat over the outside of the pastry.
  10. Place on baking pan lined with Silpat liner.
  11. If making honey candy, pour 1 teaspoon rounds near the center of the Silpat liner. You'll use approximately 3 teaspoons for each pear.
  12. Bake pears for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.
  13. Remove and drizzle 3 tablespoons over the top of each pear, raise the temperature to 350 and return to the oven to bake for another 15-20 minutes depending on how hard your pears were to begin with and how soft you want the end result to be.
  14. Remove from oven, let cool.
  15. Break honey candy in bits, sprinkle on pears and drizzle with a little extra honey if desired.

PHOTO: Christy Landry

PHOTO: Christy Landry

PHOTO: Christy Landry

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