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Spicy Pear Dumplings

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  All purpose flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lard 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cold water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Anjou pears 6 , pared and cored, reserve peelings (Fresh)
  Lightly packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Ground mace/Ground coriander / anise seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon

Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
Cut in lard with a pastry blender or two knives until pieces are the size of small peas.
Sprinkle enough water over mixture, about 1 tablespoon at a time,mixing lightly with a fork after each addition until dough can be easily gathered into a ball.
Divide dough into halves and shape each into a ball.
Roll each into a round about 14 inches in diameter.
Using a pastry wheel, divide each round into 3 equal wedge-shaped pieces.
Place one pear in the center of each portion and spoon about 1 tablespoon of a mixture of brown sugar and spice into each pear cavity.
Dot pears with the 2 tablespoons butter.
Fold pastry up over pears, moistening edges to seal.
Place the dumplings in buttered individual ramekins; set aside.
Combine pear peelings and water in a saucepan; bring to boiling and simmer, covered, about 5 minutes.
Strain, discarding peelings, and add enough water to make 1 cup liquid.
Blend remaining brown sugar mixture, cornstarch, and salt.
Stir in pear liquid, lemon juice, and butter.
Bring to boiling and boil about 3 minutes.
Pour syrup equally over pears in ramekins; cover each closely with aluminum foil.
Bake at 425°F 10 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 375CF and continue baking about 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and pears are tender.
Uncover last 20 minutes of baking.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4779 Calories from Fat 1797

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 200 g308.4%

Saturated Fat 84.2 g420.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 242.8 mg80.9%

Sodium 1232 mg51.3%

Total Carbohydrates 734 g244.8%

Dietary Fiber 33.9 g135.6%

Sugars 418.3 g

Protein 42 g84.3%

Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 72.4%

Calcium 19.6% Iron 90.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Pear Dumplings Recipe