*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Almond-Stuffed Pears
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home, August/September, 1997
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruit                            Taste Of Home
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6      medium        pears, peeled, halved and cored
    1 1/2  cups          water
      1/3  cup           white grape juice
      1/2  cup           finely chopped toasted almonds
    2      tablespoons   brown sugar
      1/8  teaspoon      almond extract
 
 Place pears, cut side down, in an ungreased 13-in.x 9-in. x 2-in. baking
 dish.  Combine water and grape juice; pour over pears.  Cover and bake at 350
 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until tender.  Turn the pears over.  Combine
 almonds, sugar and extract; mix well.  Spoon into pear cavities.  Bake,
 uncovered, for 5 minutes.  Serve warm.  Yield:  6 servings.
 
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 NOTES : “Pears make a comforting side dish in this special recipe shared by
 Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia.  'We enjoy this hot fruit with a ham
 dinner,' she says.”