Baked Pears With Cranberries, Apricots and Ricotta

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

This elegant and oh-so-good dessert starring baked fresh pears and Eagle Brand low fat sweetened condensed milk takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Cool lemony ricotta is spooned into the piping hot pear halves, and drizzled with warm sauce that tastes simply heavenly.

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Directions

  1. Peel and halve pears lengthwise. Scoop out core using a melon baller. Place pears face up in 8x8-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle cranberries and apricots over and around pears.
  2. Stir sweetened condensed milk, water and imitation brandy extract together until smooth; pour over and around pears.
  3. Set dish in a 9x13 inch ovenproof pan; set on oven rack.
  4. Carefully pour boiling water into outer pan to 1/2-inch depth. Bake in 350F oven for 40 minutes or until pears are tender, occasionally spooning sauce over pears.
  5. Meanwhile, stir ricotta and lemon zest together.
  6. Slowly and carefully remove pan from oven; remove pear halves and place on a serving plate. Spoon ricotta mixture into each scooped out pear half. Drizzle sauce and dried fruit over pears. Serve immediately.

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