Chicken & Pear Bundles Recipe
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Chicken & Pear Bundles Recipe

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Filled with smoked mozzarella and sweet pears, these creative bundles are elegance at its easiest. A simple raspberry sauce finishes the dish nicely. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 slices smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 2 medium ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 699 calories, 27g fat (9g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 7g fiber), 40g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken breasts evenly; sprinkle with salt and pepper. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry sheet into a 14-in. square. Cut into four squares. Place a chicken breast in the center of each square; top each with cheese and pear slices.
  2. Lightly brush pastry edges with egg. Bring opposite corners of pastry over each bundle; pinch seams to seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; brush with remaining egg.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine preserves and vinegar. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 20-25 seconds or until melted. Serve with bundles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken & Pear Bundles in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p9

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JaniceBaer User ID: 1723673 176386
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"I have made this twice in the past two weeks. It's excellent and just so easy to make! Definitely a keeper!"

KImSwift User ID: 7067925 190127
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"Easy enough for a weeknight, but fancy enough for company!

chicken could use a little more flavor, though. Perhaps a marinade?
Also, I used swiss cheese instead of mozarella."

QueenyVC User ID: 6570296 113347
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"This was a great recipe. My kids all loved it and I love how easy it was."

bombshel User ID: 6542839 191177
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"quick easy tasty! found that i had to roll out the dough some, make sure the pear is ripe or it will be hard even after cooking without much flavor, the sauce tops it off! had friends over for the first cooking they all loved the meal.."

kathryn_3 User ID: 4994495 193830
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"It tastes fantastic, but I live in the wrong area and couldn't find raspberry preserves without seeds and it does effect the sauce."

joannatyner User ID: 1605039 176492
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"This receipe is super easy to make, and is very elegant. I didn't have pears the last time I made it, so I used a green apple instead. Throw in some jalapenos for some heat, and an orange citrus vinigrette on a side salad compliments the flavors very well."

Kim 1978 User ID: 5761518 212129
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Simple but looks and tastes like it took a long time and you would pay a lot for it!"

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