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Luscious Pear Dumplings with Cream Sauce

These pear dumplings are the most scrumptious dessert and they LOOK wonderful, too.





Pear Dumplings with Cream Sauce

Peel, core, and half as many Bartlett pears as you need (one pear will make 2 dumplings)

Pie crust dough (you can make your own, but I buy pie crust in the refrigerated section of the grocery store)

cinnamon sugar

I roll out the dough thinner than the way it comes in the package. I think it makes the pie dough more delicate. Cut 7 inch circles and place each pear half in the center with the flat side of the pear facing up.  Place 1 TBSP cinnamon sugar in the middle of the pear. Fold up the pie dough over the pear half and turn upside down so that the flat side of the pear is now facing down.

I cut out some leaf shapes and placed these on top of the pear dumplings. Cover with an egg wash.

Ready to cook:







Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake dumplings for 35 minutes or until golden. Carefully remove them from the cookie sheet as they are very delicate at this point. Cut up the stems from the pears and place a small piece in each pear dumpling.





As if this wasn't already yummy enough, the recipe calls for an almond flavored cream sauce which sends this dessert skyrocketing!!


Cream Sauce Recipe

1 egg
2 cups half and half or light cream
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 Tablespoons of sugar

Place all ingredients in a saucepan except the almond extract and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. The mixture should be slightly thickened and should be a temperature of 170 to 175 degrees. Stir in the almond extract.






Place a few TBSP of the cream sauce in the middle of a plate. Gently place a pear dumpling in the middle. Man, they are GREAT!! The melding of the flavors is unsurpassed.







Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!

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8 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I saw this post! I was just looking at the pears on my counter and thinking that I need to do something with them ASAP, but I couldn't think what I should make!

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  2. These are beautiful! I've never done anything like that with pears before, so I'll have to try it!

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  3. I just bought an entire bag of pears at Costco, might have to use them for these dumplings. I really want to try these.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  4. LOVE IT!! If you haven't already I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party. http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/11/04/teach-tuesday-40/

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  5. It looks so delicious and so elegant! Thank you for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays, I'm so glad I stopped by! HUGS!

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  6. Thanks for linking up with the Ugly Duckling Link Party! These look so tasty! Wish I had one right now!

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  7. These are gorgeous as well as tasty-looking! Pinning!
    Kristin @ DizzyBusyandHungry.com

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  8. Well, aren't those just lovely! They would make a great "fancy" brunch meal!

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