5 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup pear mixture, about 3 tablespoons cream, and 1 teaspoon hazelnuts)

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears, and sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Add Frangelico and brown sugar, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Step 3

Divide warm pear mixture evenly among 5 dessert plates; drizzle with mascarpone cream, and sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Step 4

A Toast to Nuts: One of the best ways to bring out the flavor in nuts is to toast them. Heating helps release flavor compounds that make for a richer, more intensely nutty taste. To toast hazelnuts, place them in a shallow pan or on a baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until the nuts are fragrant, stirring once. (Or quickly toast them in a skillet over medium-high heat.) Turn nuts out onto a towel. Roll up the towel, and rub the hazelnuts to remove the skins.

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