Pears with Nut Stuffing
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 ripe firm pears, cut into halves
1/3 cup finely chopped nuts
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon brandy
1 tablespoon dairy sour cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 tablespoon sugar
Mix 1/3 cup sugar, the water and lemon juice in ungreased 8-inch square pan until sugar is dissolved.
Arrange pears in pan, turning to coat with sugar mixture.
Cover and bake at 325 degrees F until pears are almost tender when pierced with fork, 25 minutes.
Place 1 pear half, cut side up, in each of 8 serving dishes.
Mix nuts, 2 tablespoons sugar, the brandy, 1 tablespoon sour cream and the vanilla extract; fill centers of pear halves with nut mixture.
Mix 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 tablespoon sugar.
Top each pear half with dollop of sour cream mixture.
Eastern European Recipes