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  1. 8 medium-tart baking pears, --

  2. 18 Oct

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  1. ⅓ c golden raisins ⅓ c fruity, slightly sweet wine : such as Riesling or : Gewurztraminer : peeled and cored ½ c toasted pine nuts ⅓ c melted unsalted butter ½ c light-brown sugar ½ c dry white wine 1 ts grated lemon zest : Sherry Custard Sauce (recipe : follows) : Amaretti Cookies, crushed : (recipe follows) : Garnish: 8 lg mint sprigs, -- if desired. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine the raisins and wine and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and let stand 15 minutes to allow the raisins to plump. Strain the raisins and drain well, reserving any liquid. Place the pears in a baking dish just large enough to hold them. Combine the raisins with the pine nuts and fill the cavities of the pears. Put the butter, brown sugar, white wine, lemon zest and the reserved raisin liquid in the saucepan and simmer to melt the sugar, approximately 2 minutes. Drizzle over the pears. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the pears are tender when pierced with a toothpick, basting occasionally with the juices. Serve the warm pears in shallow wide-rimmed bowls. Spoon the Sherry Custard Sauce around and sprinkle with crushed Amaretti Cookies. Garnish with the mint sprigs, if desired. Yield: 8 servings Recipe By :COOK'S CHOICE SHOW #CH1215 ~0400


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