Pear Dumplings

Pear Dumplings
Pear Dumplings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups all purpose flour

  • 2

    tsp baking powder

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 1

    cup shortening

  • 3/4

    cup milk

  • 6

    ripe bosc pears

  • 1/4

    cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1/2

    cup chopped macadamia nuts

  • 1

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4

    cup butter, softened

  • rind of 1 medium orange, cut into strips

  • 1

    (3") piece fresh ginger

  • 1

    tbsp butter

Directions

1. Preheat oven 375. Stir together first 3 ingredients; cut shortening into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly. Gradually add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. 2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times. Shape into 12" log. Cut log into 6 (2") pieces. Shape each into a disk, and roll each into an 8" circle on a lightly floured surface. 3. Peel pears, reserving peels. Core each pear from bottom, leaving top 2" and stems intact. 4. Stir together brown sugar and next 2 ingredients; spoon about 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar mixture into each pear cavity, pressing firmly. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture in center of pastry circles (about 1 1/2 tsp each). Place 1 pear in center of each pastry circles. Dot pears with 1/4 cup softened butter. Press dough around pears with palms of hands, sealing around stem. Place in a lightly greased 13"x9" baking dish. 5. Bake 40 - 50 minutes, shielding with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. 6. Bring granulated sugar, next 3 ingredients, reserved pear peels and 1 1/2 cups water to boil over medium - high heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Pour through a wire mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Pour syrup over dumplings. Serve immediately.

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