Sugar Encrusted Pear Dumplings

Recipe by ninja
READY IN: 45mins


  • 4
    small pears, ripe but firm
  • 12
    cup chopped pecans
  • 1
    tablespoon honey
  • 1
    teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1
    refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of a 15 ounce package)
  • 2
    tablespoons milk
  • 14
    cup coarse sugar


  • In a small bowl, stir together pecans, honey and lemon peel. Use a melon baller to remove the cores from the bottom of the pears, then peel the pears. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the pecan mixture into the hollow of each pear.
  • Lightly roll pie crust into a 12-inch circle; cut into 4 wedges. Place 1 pear on each wedge. Brush edges of pastry with milk. Gently shape dough around pears, trimming away excess dough and pressing to seal.
  • You can make ahead to this point, then cover and chill up to several hours. When ready to cook, add 5 minutes to the cooking time.
  • Brush pastry with milk; sprinkle all over with coarse sugar or roll pears in the coarse sugar. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes (30 minutes if completing from chilled).
  • If desired, drizzle with extra honey just before serving. Serve warm.