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Pears Conde

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Ingredients
  Pears 6
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 1⁄3 Cup (37.33 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs), boiling
  Rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), uncooked
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a pan, combine the water, 2 cups sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla together to make a syrup.
2) Bring to a boil, add the pears in batches and cook, turning for 3 minutes, or until the skins loosen.
3) Remove from the syrup, cool, peel off the skins, halve the pears, then discard the stems and cores.
4) Return to the pan syrup and simmer for about 7 minutes, or until just tender, drain.

MAKING
5) Cover the rice with the boiling water, allow to stand for 10 minutes, then drain.
6) In the top part of a double boiler, add 2 cups milk and scald.
7) Remove from the heat, stir in the rice, salt, 1/3 cup sugar and butter.
8) Cover, place over hot water and cook for 1 hour, or until the rice is tender.
9) Remove from the heat, keep aside.
10) In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, until thoroughly mixed.
11) Stir a little hot rice mixture, mix well, then combine with rest of the rice mixture.
12) Taste and add more salt and sugar, if required, mix thoroughly.

FINALIZING
13) In a buttered 3- or 4-cup mold, or a ring mold, pack in the rice mixture and refroigerate until chilled

SERVING
14) Unmold over a serving platter, surround with the poached pears and garnish with the whipped cream and serve the Pears Conde immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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