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  • 1/4 cups - flour
  • 1/4 cups - brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons - cold butter
  • 1/2 teaspoons - ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons - allspice or ground cloves
  • 1/4 cups - pecans, toasted, chopped
  • Pears
  • 3 - anjou pears, peeled, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cups - apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons - apple brandy or plain brandy
  • Directions:

    In small bowl, combine all streusel ingredients except pecans, cutting in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans.
    Use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out core of each pear half. Spoon streusel evenly into pear halves. Place pear halves, cut side up, in a baking dish. Pour apple juice and brandy into dish over pears. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
    Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes.
    Serve pears warm with ice cream or whipped cream on side or over top. Drizzle evenly with cooking liquid.

    Brief Description

    Deliciously sweet pears topped with streusel and baked for a fantastic light dessert or brunch feature.

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    Category:  Desserts

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 35 min


    adapted from cooking light

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    Posted On:

    December 27, 2012

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