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Cream Cheese Stuffed Pears

Cream Cheese Stuffed PearsElegant and simple to make, this dessert combines the delicate flavors of cream cheese-filled pears with chocolate and raspberry sauces.

Recipe Ingredients:

Pears:
2 (29-ounce) cans pear halves in juice, drained
2 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 teaspoons granulated sugar

Chocolate Sauce:
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 (12-ounce) package NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 bottle raspberry juice or syrup (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Pears: Place pear halves, cut side down, on paper towels. Combine cream cheese and sugar in small bowl until smooth. Match pear halves by size. Spread about 1 rounded tablespoon cream cheese mixture on cut side of one pear half; press cut side of second pear half into cream cheese. Repeat with remaining pears. Cover; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. For Chocolate Sauce: Heat evaporated milk to boiling in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Stir in morsels. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
  3. To Serve: Place pears in pool of raspberry sauce; drizzle with Chocolate Sauce.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.