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Pears Flambee

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Ingredients
  Dried apricots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Firm ripe pears 6
Directions

1. Put apricots and 1/2 cup water into a saucepan and set over low heat; cover, and cook slowly about 25 minutes, or until tender. Puree through a sieve and set aside.
2. Combine remaining water with sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to boiling and boil about 5 minutes, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
3. Rinse, halve, and carefully remove the core from the pears. Poach them in the syrup over medium heat, simmering about 5 minutes, or until just tender. Carefully remove from syrup. Allowing 2 halves per serving, spoon into individual dishes.
4. Blend the apricot puree into the syrup. Simmer, stirring until sauce is desired thickness. Spoon apricot sauce over pears.
5. Heat 1/4 to 1/2 cup brandy. Ignite and pour while flaming over the pears.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Interest: 
Everyday

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1467 Calories from Fat 12

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.2%

Saturated Fat 0.07 g0.33%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 15.9 mg0.7%

Total Carbohydrates 380 g126.8%

Dietary Fiber 32.6 g130.6%

Sugars 323.4 g

Protein 6 g11.3%

Vitamin A 51% Vitamin C 64.1%

Calcium 11.9% Iron 18.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Pears Flambee Recipe