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Brown Sugar Baked Pears with Almond Crumble and Honey Mascarpone

Brown Sugar Baked Pears with Almond Crumble and Honey Mascarpone
Recipe Date:
September 20, 2022
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These baked pears offer the satisfaction of a beautiful apple pie, but with much less fuss. If so inclined, swap the mascarpone for a big scoop of vanilla ice cream - both will complement the dish. The only difficult part to this recipe is not eating all of the crumble topping before dessert is served.
  • 3 Bosc pears
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 8 ozs mascarpone
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • For the crumble:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 375°F.

  1. Peel the pears and cut in half,leaving the stems intact. Remove the cores from the center of the pears and place cut-side-up in a baking dish. Sprinkle the pears with the brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.
  2. Bake in the 375°F oven for 25 minutes before removing from the oven, flipping the pears over and spooning any excess liquid over the top before baking for another 25 minutes.
  3. While the pears are baking, make the crumble topping. Add all of the ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and begin to mix with your hands, pinching and pressing the dry ingredients into the cold butter. Mix in this fashion until a pea-sized crumbly consistency is achieved then chill for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Transfer the crumble mix to a baking sheet and bake in the 375°F oven for eight minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the crumble gently with a spatula. Bake for another 5-8 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Be sure the almonds don’t over toast. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. Remove the pears from the oven and allow them to cool slightly as you whisk together the honey and the mascarpone in a small bowl.
  6. To serve, spoon the mascarpone into a dish, followed by the pears, stems up, and then the crumble topping.


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