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Baked Walnut Stuffed Pears


Baked pears are amazing when stuffed with this mix of nuts and raisins, you won't stop making this incredible dessert. 

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  • 8Servings


  • 8 pears, ripe and firm, cut in half and seeds scooped out
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 6 tablespoons chopped California walnuts
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup simple syrup (recipe below)

Recipe for Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar 
  • Dash of salt


1 Combine the raisins, walnuts, sugar, and lemon juice in a small bowl, and mix well.

2 Fill the cavity of each pear, dividing the filling equally.

3 Place the pears in a deep baking dish, preferably with a cover.

4 Mix together the water and simple syrup and pour into the baking dish.

5 Cover the dish with its lid (or foil) and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the pears are easily pierced with a fork.

6 Serve warm or cold with some of the syrup spooned over each pear.

7 Combine all ingredients in a large pan.

8 Stir and bring to a boil.

9 Reduce heat to a simmer and put cover on it for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off the sides of the pan.

10 Uncover and cook until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir often.


Marion Cunningham and California

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