Flaming Pears Melba

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

Here's an interesting recipe I picked up somewhere along my life's path, possibly from, or because of my mom who introduced me to 'flaming' desserts!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 12 pear halves, cut side down on paper towels.
  2. For the filling, combine cream cheese, sugar & enough reserved pear syrup to make a spreadable filling.
  3. Add walnuts, & stir to mix well.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon of filling onto the FLAT surface of each pear.
  5. Press together each set of two halves to make 6 'whole' pears.
  6. For the sauce, in saucepan, blend cold water & cornstarch, then add thawed raspberries.
  7. Cook & stir until thick.
  8. Run cooked raspberries through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Keep warm.
  9. When ready to serve, preheat 1/4 cup brandy.
  10. Pour brandy on top of warm raspberry sauce, then ignite with LONG match.
  11. Immediately, & with a long-handled dipper, spoon flaming sauce over pears, & serve.

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