Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Perfect Pear-ing...A Summer Dessert

Simplistic & Refreshing....Ready in minutes....The presentation is beautiful....Make ahead, Serve later...The perfect finish to a fabulous meal.

The Perfect Pear-ing...A summer Dessert
    Author: The CattleQueen Cooks


  • 4 pears, washed, cut in half, & cored
  • 3/4 cup of Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of Brown Sugar, plus a scant amount for garnish
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of Apricot Jam  *(I used sugar free), plus about another couple of teaspoons or so for garnish
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of ground pistashio nuts, plus eight whole pieces for garnish


  1. Set aside the prepared pears
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, brown sugar, apricot jam and half of the nuts 
  3. Mix well, reserve the remaing ingredients for garnishments
  4. *Reserve a small amount of the cheese mixture for garnish, about a teaspoon or so for each pear half


  • Per Dessert: In a serving dish place two dollops of the cheese mixture
  • Place 1/2 of the pear on each dollop
  • Inside the small cored area of the Pear, place a small amount of the reserved cheese mixture.
  • Next place a small amount of apricot jam on top of core filled area
  • Garnish with a whole pistachio nut
  • Sprinkle remaining ground nuts over the dessert and repeat with the remaining amount of the brown sugar
  • Repeat the process for each "Pear-ing" Dessert
Serve immediately or Make ahead & serve chilled...Very refreshing & light!
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