Pear Custard

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350*.
  • Peel, quarter, and core the pears.
  • Cut them into 1/2" slices and mix with the water, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a heavy 12-inch skillet.
  • Cook, covered,over moderate heat, until the pears are tender but not mushy-about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook until all of the liquid has evaporaed and the pears have started to caramelize-4 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • To prepare the custard: In a medium-size bowl or 2-quart maeasuring cup, whisk the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt.
  • Distribute the pears among four 6-ounce or six 4-ounce flameproof custard cups.
  • Pour the custard over the pears.
  • Set the cups in a baking pan and pour hot water into the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the cups.
  • Bake, uncovered, for about 35 minutes or until a knife inserted midway between the rim and the center comes out clean.
  • Transfer the cups to a wire rack and cool to room temperature-30 to 40 minutes.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Will keep for up to 3 days.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Sprinkle the cold custards with the pecans.
  • Whisk togerher the butter, maple syrup, and cream; spoon the mixture over the custards.
  • Broil 6 inches from the heat for about 3 minutes or until the topping bubbles.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Serves 4 to 6.
  • Enjoy!
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