*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          PEARS IN PINEAPPLE CREAM
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       T            Lemon juice
    4       lg           Firm pears
    4                    Pieces crystallized ginger,
                         -cut in halves
    2       T            Butter
    1       T            Light-brown sugar
      2/3   c            Pineapple juice
      2/3   c            Whipping cream
                         Fresh bay leaves
                         Toasted flaked almonds
   Preheat oven to 375'F. (190'C.). Lightly grease a shallow baking dish. Fill
   a bowl with cold water and add lemon juice. Peel pears and cut in half. Cut
   away stems and remove cores with a teaspoon. Drop prepared pears in lemon
   Pat pears dry on paper towels. Place a piece of crystallized ginger into
   “well” of each pear half. Arrange pears, cut-sides down, in greased dish.
   Put butter, brown sugar and pineapple juice into a saucepan and heat gently
   to dissolve sugar. Add whipping cream and boil 5 minutes. Pour sauce over
   pears. Cover and bake in preheat oven 1 hour or until pears are tender and
   sauce has thickened. Baste pears with sauce several times during baking.
   Place pears on a warm serving plate and spoon sauce over pears. Arrange bay
   leaves to resemble pear leaves and garnish with almonds. Serve hot.
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