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Pear Pizza

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Icing sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Orange juice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Red currant jelly 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red food coloring 1 Teaspoon
  Pears 6
  Pears 6 , sliced
  Whipped cream 1 Tablespoon (For Garnishing)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 350°F before baking.

MAKING
2) To prepare crust, mix together butter and icing sugar, creaming them well.
3) Make a soft dough by blending flour to this.
4) Take a 12" pizza pan, press on bottom and sides of it with this crust mixture and then make perforations with a fork.
5) Bake the crust for 15 to 18 minutes in preheated oven and then let cool.
6) Take a small saucepan and mix together cornstarch, sugar and mace in it.
7) Mix in orange juice and jelly and then stir cook the mixture until it thickens and boils.
8) Again cook the glaze for 2 more minutes and let cool slightly.
9) Stir in red coloring.

FINALIZING
10) In the baked shell, arrange the pear slices in a circle on outside and then work towards center.
11) Pour over currant glaze and allow chilling.

SERVING
12) Decorate with whipped cream rosettes and serve cold.

TIPS
Instead of the pears, fresh peaches or nectarines can be used, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Pizza
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Quick
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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