Pears Baked in Custard

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4 large (or 6 small) ripe pears
1 cup whole milk
3 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch
2 Tbs. cognac or pear brandy, or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Butter for the baking dish
Nutmeg, preferably freshly grated
Confectioner’s sugar

8 servings

The pears in this recipe can be left as halves or cut into thin slices.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Peel, halve, and core the pears. Set them aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and cognac until thoroughly blended.

Generously butter a large (9x13 or similar size) baking dish. Pour a thin layer of custard into the dish and place in the hot oven for about 2 minutes, until the custard has set. Remove the dish from the oven and arrange the pears over the set custard. (At this point, you can sprinkle a little extra granulated sugar over the fruit if you wish.) Pour the rest of the custard over the fruit, and sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

Bake on a rack in the center of the oven for about 40 minutes, until the custard is set and starting to brown a little. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Serve warm.

Recipe by Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette
December 2000
from issue #30

posted in: fruit, fall, dessert, pears

Comments (6)

DaniloHawk writes: Amazing
Posted: 2:33 am on October 8th
EvieMcCall writes: My favorite dish :)
Posted: 3:38 am on October 5th
brunomars writes: I really Love it
Posted: 7:31 am on October 3rd
kavintinker writes: nice
Posted: 2:21 am on September 27th
arontrost writes: Wonderful
Posted: 7:12 am on May 18th
Danielrogers writes: Looks Amazing
Posted: 12:38 am on February 20th
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