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Pear-adise Spice Twists

 Pear-adise Spice Twists
Flaky, buttery pear dumplings bake on top of a sweet caramel syrup for a delicious dessert. I like to serve them alongside cinnamon ice cream. —Wendy Nickel, Kiester, Minnesota
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 large Bosc pears
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in butter and
  • shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork
  • until dough forms a ball. Divide in half; wrap each portion in
  • plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until easy to
  • handle.
  • Peel pears and cut each into eight wedges. Roll out each portion of
  • dough into a 10-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Cut each into eight
  • 1-in.-wide strips. Wrap each strip around a pear wedge.
  • Place wrapped pears in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.

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Pear-adise Spice Twists (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Combine brown sugar and spices; sprinkle over the top. In a small
  • saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil; pour mixture over pear
  • twists. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 pear twists (calculated without ice cream) equals 307 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.