Pere Ripiene Alla Milanese - Stuffed Pears Milanese

If you're a lover of fruit baskets and unique desserts, then you might enjoy Stuffed Pears Milanese.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large firm pears
  • 3 oz. powdered sugar
  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 lb. shelled toasted almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sherry

Wash pears. Cut in half lengthwise; scoop out cores. Chop cherries very fine. Grind almonds until almost mealy; add extract. Blend very thoroughly all ingredients except sherry.

Fill pear halves with this mixture. Place in baking dish. Pour sherry over pears; bake in a medium oven for about 15 minutes, or until pears are done but not too soft.

Serve either very hot or cooled, as preferred. Serves 6 to 8.