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Gingered Pear Dumplings with Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pat Roylance
Added: Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 Medium Pears
Pastry Crust
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp each Cinnamon and ground ginger
1/2 cup cold butter
4 to 5 Tbl ice cold water

Caramel Sauce
1/4 cup Butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cream or canned milk
Splash of Vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
To make Pastry crust: Shift together all dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter until flour mixture looks like small peas.
Add cold water until flour is moistened but not wet, a little at a time, tossing the flour mixture and blending in the water with each addition. Put dough in the refrigerator until the pears are ready.

Peal the pears and core from the bottom leaving the pears whole. Place in cold water and lemon juice.

Roll out the pastry dough between layers of saran warp as thin as you can. Cut into four pieces. Drain the pears and pat dry. Place one pear in each of the four quarters of dough. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar if desired. Wrap the dough up and around the pears, and place in an ungreased pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until pastry crust is lightly browned and the pear is cooked. (Not mushy). Serve hot with the caramel sauce poured over the top and a dab of whipped cream.

Just before the pears are done, make the caramel sauce. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the brown sugar. Cook, stirring until the sugar is melted and starting to brown slightly. Add the cream and continue to cook stirring constantly until you have a thick caramel sauce. Remove from the heat and stir in a splash of vanilla. Pour while sauce is still hot over the hot pears and serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 minutes not counting baking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I made up this recipe to make use of the extra pears I had. The light cinnamon and ginger flavors in the pastry crust blend very well with the pears and the light caramel sauce.

 

 

 

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