Pie Crust Baked Pears
This recipe I created for our guest who is also our family’s good friend. I had pears a pie crust and I was thinking about dessert that will complement our Cuban Rum Flambé skirt steak and can be served in small portions without my guest feeling like he had overeaten. I thought if I cooked the pears in spiced syrup and then cover it like in a blanket with pie crust and serve it warm with cool whip and chocolate syrup drizzled on top of it, it will make a great presentation and will be tasty. Guess what? I was more than right!
For 4 servings you will need:
- 2 large green Berlet pears
- 1 package of pie crust
- Chocolate syrup
- Few dark chocolate morsels
- Cool whip
- 4 cups of water
- 1 ½ cup of sugar
- 2-3 anise stars
- 1-2 dry vanilla sticks
Remove skin from pears, cut them in half and take the middle out where the seeds are, it will be easier to remove using the small round spoon.
In a medium sauce pan bring your water to a boil then add sugar and spices. Add the pear halves into the water and boil them for about 20 minutes until they get lightly soft.
Take pears out of the syrup and cool them down. You can save the syrup as you can use it later for making Natural Pear drink or use it in your ice tea.
Preheat your oven to 400F. Place completely cooled pears into the pie crust, place second crust on top of the pears then shape the dough around the pears then take a knife and cut dough around the pears.
You can put a few chocolate morsels inside of the pear to bring more chocolate flavor to your dessert.
Place your crusted pears on to a parchment paper covered baking sheet and bake it for about 20-25 minutes until crust turns golden brown. Serve your dessert warm with the Cool Whip or Whipped Cream and drizzled chocolate syrup on top.