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Kirsch-Cream Baked Pears

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“Don't worry if your pears darken, they will lighten up in the kirsch. An elegant dessert. Great for using up pears! From the Joy of Cooking.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel, quarter length-wise, and core pears. Set aside.
  3. In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Add pears and cook for one minute.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar and 1/4 cup of kirsch.
  6. Cook over medium heat turning pears frequently until they are tender.(About 15 minutes).
  7. Arrange pears, cut-side down in 9x9 baking dish.
  8. Add to the skillet 1/4 cup of cream. Bring to a boil over high heat until sauce begins to thicken, then pour over the pears.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until cream sets a skin.
  10. Serve immediately!

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