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This easy dessert gets a double shot of almond flavor: Sweet, fragrant pears are tossed with amaretto and topped with crunchy amaretti (Italian almond-flavored cookies) crumbs. This dish is very juicy, so we suggest serving it with ice cream.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2005

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Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Combine pears and juice in a large bowl; spoon into a 1-quart baking dish.

  • Combine the apricot preserves and liqueur in a small bowl; spoon evenly over pears. Sprinkle butter over pear mixture, and top with 1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon pear mixture evenly into 6 bowls, and top each serving with 1/4 cup ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; calories from fat 17%; fat 5.7g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 60.2g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 68mg; calcium 73mg.
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