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Recipe - Pears in Papillote with Vanilla Sauce

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Posted to Thread #16359 at 8:15 pm on Oct 2, 2009

Pears in Papillote with Vanilla Sauce

4 medium pears (1 pound total)
1 medium lemon (4 ounces), halved
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (2 ounces)

Vanilla Sauce

2 cups low fat milk
1/2 vanilla bean
3 large egg yolks
1 cup confectioners' sugar (4-1/2 ounces)

Mint leaves and strawberries, for garnish

Preheat oven to 300 Degrees F.

Peel the pears and core them from the bottom end, leaving the stems attached. Rub with the lemon halves to prevent discoloring. Sift the sugar over them and wrap individually in foil, sealing the seams tightly. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 20 minutes.

To make the sauce, heat the milk and vanilla bean in a saucepan over moderate heat until just boiling, about 5 minutes. Discard the vanilla bean.

Process the egg yolks and sugar with the metal blade of a food processor until well combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the work bowl as necessary. With the motor running add 1 cup milk through the feed tube in a steady stream.

Add to the saucepan with the remaining 1 cup milk and cook over low heat, stirring, until the sauce coats the back of the spoon, about 5 minutes.

Remove the pears from the foil and serve them with the sauce, mint and strawberries.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Source: The Pleasures of Cooking (A Cuisinart Publication
Vol. X No. 1 - July/August 1987

I was looking for a light, elegant dessert recipe for next week and this is in the #1 slot.

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