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Paradise Bavarian

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  Unflavored gelatin 1⁄4 Ounce (Use 1 Envelope)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 4 , well beaten
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Whipping)
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Firm ripe pears 4 Large
  Orange juice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (For Pears)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Curacao 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1 In a medium-size saucepan, mix 1/3 cup sugar, gelatin and salt ; stir in egg yolks and milk.
2 Heat slowly, stirring constantly just until gelatin dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble. (Do not boil.) Pour into a medium-size bowl.
3 Place bowl in a pan of ice and water to speed setting.
4 Chill, stirring several times, just until as thick as unbeaten egg white.
5 In a medium-size bowl,beat cream with vanilla until stiff ,while the gelatin mixture chills.
6 Fold into the thickened gelatin mixture; spoon into a 4-cup mold. Chill for several hours, or until firm.
7 Pare the pears, halve and core.
8 In a large frying pan, combine orange juice, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water ; heat, stirring constantly to boiling and simmer for 2 minutes.
9 Add pears; heat to boiling again, then simmer, turning carefully several times for 15 minutes, or until tender but still firm enough to hold their shape.
10 Lift from the syrup with a slotted spoon and place in a shallow dish; chill.
11 Measure syrup and add water, if needed, to make 2 cups. Return to the pan and reheat to boiling.
12 In a cup, blend cornstarch with 1/2 cup water until smooth; stir into the boiling syrup.
13 Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and boils for 3 minutes.
14 Pour into a bowl; stir in Curacao and chill.
15 When ready to serve, loosen dessert around the edge with a knife; dip the mold very quickly in and out of hot water and invert into a shallow serving bowl.
16 Stand pears around the dessert in the bowl; spoon part of the orange sauce over the pears.

17 Garnish the dessert with whipped cream and chopped pistachio nuts.(optional) Serve with the remaining sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 921 Calories from Fat 266

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.8%

Saturated Fat 18.4 g91.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 280.5 mg93.5%

Sodium 232.2 mg9.7%

Total Carbohydrates 150 g50.1%

Dietary Fiber 7.4 g29.5%

Sugars 103.6 g

Protein 10 g20.4%

Vitamin A 12.9% Vitamin C 93.6%

Calcium 30.4% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Paradise Bavarian Recipe