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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Rosy Wine Glazed Pears

These tender pale pink pears are a heart healthy treat. The tender texture is due to the long baking time, while the beautiful color and rich flavor can be attributed to the red wine. Don't be scared by the long time involved, most of it is unattended baking time and preparation is a snap. A full-bodied sweet wine is best for this dish. Bartlett or Bosc pears are best for this recipe.

2 ripe pears
6 tablespoons dry red wine
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash the pears, and slice a small amount of fruit from the base of the pears so that they will stand upright. Stand the pears in a small casserole dish that is just large enough to hold the pears (they should be touching and centered in the pan). Pour the wine over the pears and sprinkle with half of the sugar. Bake the pears for 45 minutes. Baste the pears with the wine and sprinkle the remaining sugar over the top. Continue to bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the pears are very tender and golden brown, basting every 5-10 minutes. If you are using very firm or large pears and start to run out of wine, add a few extra tablespoons of wine. Serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled.

Makes 2 Servings.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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