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Baked Pears with Custard and Cheerios™ Crumble

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Baked Pears with Custard and Cheerios™ Crumble
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
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Baked pears is a sure sign that fall is here. With a creamy texture to a crunchy surprise from Cheerios™ and walnuts, this tasty dessert has it all. Serve it at your next family dinner for a complete celebration of the fall harvest. Makes a great potluck or Thanksgiving dessert, too!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 red Anjou pears, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup Cheerios™ cereal, lightly crushed
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • 2
    Place maple syrup and water in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • 3
    Place pear halves in a 9x13 baking dish. Pour maple syrup mixture over pears. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pears are tender.
  • 4
    In a medium saucepan, heat milk and vanilla over low medium heat and bring to boil. Combine yolks and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until mixture is thick. Carefully add milk mixture into yolk mixture, whisking slowly. Return to saucepan over medium low heat and slowly stir for 5 minutes or until mixture coats the back of a spoon. Strain through a fine sieve.
  • 5
    Serve pears on serving dishes. Top with custard, Cheerios™ and walnuts.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Don’t have time to make custard? Use instant vanilla pudding instead!

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Baked pears is a sure sign that fall is here. With a creamy texture to a crunchy surprise from Cheerios™ and walnuts, this tasty dessert has it all. Serve it at your next family dinner for a complete celebration of the fall harvest. Makes a great potluck or Thanksgiving dessert, too!
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