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Pear Dumplings A La Creme

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Pear Dumplings A La Crème is a delightful recipe for any meal. I have had this Pear Dumplings A La Crème recipe for so long. You can prepare it in minutes.
Ingredients
  Bartlett pears 3 Medium
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , separated
  Half and half 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cornstarch 4 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whole cloves 6
Directions

1. Peel pears. Cut each pear lengthwise in half; remove cores. Set pear halves aside.
2. Into medium-sized bowl, measure flour, butter or margarine, and cream cheese; knead until well blended. On floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll half of pastry 1/8 inch thick. Using 7-inch round plate as guide, cut 3 rounds from pastry. Reserve trimmings.
3. In cup, combine cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle pastry rounds with half of sugar mixture. Place a pear half, cut side up, on each pastry round. Fold pastry over pears; pinch edges to seal. Place pastry-covered pears, seam side down, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Repeat to make 6 dumplings in all.
4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Reroll pastry trimmings; cut to make leaves. Brush pastry-covered pears with egg white; decorate with pastry leaves; brush leaves with egg white. Bake pear dumplings 35 minutes or until pastry is golden. Remove dumplings to wire rack. Cool slightly.
5. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, combine half-and-half, cornstarch, egg yolk, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Over medium heat, cook, stirring constantly, until custard coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in almond extract. Cool slightly.
6. To serve, in each of 6 dessert dishes, spoon some custard; place a pear dumpling in custard. Insert a whole clove in tip of each to resemble a stem. Or refrigerate pears and custard separately to serve chilled later.

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