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Winter Pear Pate

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  Chicken livers 1 Pound
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Butter/Margarine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Instant chicken broth 1 Ounce (1 Envelope)
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Pimiento-stuffed olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Sliced pimiento stuffed olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parsley 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon

1) Wash the chicken lovers and cut each lover into 2 or 3 pieces. Discard the fat, if any.
2) In a medium-sized frying pan, combine together the livers, onions, 2 stick of the margarine or butter, Worcestershire sauce and the chicken broth. Slowly cook the ingredients for about 10 minutes, or till the meat is no longer pink. Stir frequently.
3) Into the container of an electric blender, spoon the mixture. Cover the beat till the mixture is smooth.
4) In a small saucepan, melt the remaining butter or margarine. Beat into the liver mixture gradually till the ingredients are well-blended. Allow the mixture to cook and then add the olives. Stir well.
5) Into a buttered 3-cup bowl, pack the mixture and chill until it is very firm.
6) Some hours before serving, use a knife to loosen the pate around the edges and invert it onto a cutting plate or board.
7) Use a small sharp knife to trim the edges away. Make a pear shape and press the trimmings on top to make the stem end of a pear. Into the top, press a stem from a fresh pear. Cover generously with parsley.
8) On a large serving plate, place the pate.

9) Serve alongside crisp crackers and party-size rye bread.

It is important to make a pare at least a day ahead so that it is firm enough to shape.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Winter, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
200 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1053 Calories from Fat 915

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g159%

Saturated Fat 59.6 g298%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 633.2 mg211.1%

Sodium 1376.4 mg57.4%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.3%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 21 g41.9%

Vitamin A 334.7% Vitamin C 72.1%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 63.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Winter Pear Pate Recipe