Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Streusel-Stuffed Baked Pears with Hot Fudge


I guess I've grown a lot in 10 years....

My first job ever was at Baskin Robbins. I quit three times in a matter of 3 years....obviously working there was an addiction.

When I would get sick of ice cream (I know! I swear it only happened a few times...) I would do this:

          Fill a container with hot fudge.

          Fill a container with chopped peanuts.

          Peel a banana.

          Dunk banana in hot fudge and then dunk it in the peanuts. Eat, drool...delicious.

It's essentially a banana split without the ice cream, and although that combination is still one of the best on earth, my style has become slightly more sophisticated.

I made Streusel-Stuffed Baked Pears with Hot Fudge for breakfast today.

.....apparently my behaviour hasn't gotten anymore sophisticated. Hey, a girl's gotta eat.

This is one more use for my Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce, which you hopefully have in your fridge right now. If you haven't made it yet... then run! Go!...stop reading! Just go make this sauce - it is so good.

This is also probably the best "I'm so fancy and delicious, but nobody will know how easy I am" dessert you'll ever make. We're talking warm tender pears with a sweet, cinnamony crunchy topping...smothered in dark chocolate fudge sauce. It's kinda sexy.

Last minute guests? Nooooo problemo. This is what you  do. 

It's chocolate and pears and it'll knock the pants off your company.


Get your hands on some perfectly ripe Bosc pears.


Scoop out the core using a melon baller and brush the pears with melted butter.


Pile a bunch of rolled oat-streusel into the hole and bake until pears are tender and the streusel is crisp.

Pour hot fudge all over them and dig right in.

PS - you can also make these gluten-free by replacing the wheat flour with rice flour. Bingo!

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15 comments:

  1. So gorgeous. They look scrumptious!

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  2. che delizia!! è sempre un piacere passare a trovarti! baci!

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  3. These look beautiful! I struggle finding gluten free desserts that are fancy enough for nice parties - especially ones that are easy to make! I can't wait to try this one!

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  4. Those look delicious...although I'm pretty tempted to just dunk a banana in chocolate sauce for dessert tonight

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  5. What a gorgeous dessert!!! Off to check out your hot fudge sauce...yum!

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  6. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am glad I did because now I have discovered your wonderful blog.

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  7. Oh my gosh, that dessert looks so gourmet. I bet this will impress people's tastebuds every time. I hope you'll come by and link it up to Sweets for a Saturday #6. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

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  8. This is a genius idea! I love fruit crumbles, but the presentation on this one is beautiful and definitely a crowd pleaser.

    Thanks for sharing!
    www.thefinishing-school.com

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  9. Holy Cow! This recipe has me in awe too!! :)

    Brittany

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  10. This is such a delicious and healthy desserts!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!

    Amy
    http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

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  11. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  12. I like the idea of making this a delicious, sweet yet healthy dessert. This is perfect for people who are craving for sweets but want to control sugar intake all at the same time. I like what you did on the pear. The hot fudge really adds beauty. I'd love to try this one.

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