Almond-Stuffed Pears

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  • add   2 1/4 ounces slivered almonds
  • add   1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • add   6 medium pears
  • add   1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • add   1/3 cup dry sherry
  • add   1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Place pear halves, cut side down, in a 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine sherry and water; pour over pears.
  3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn pear halves over.
  5. Combine almonds, sugar, and almond extract; stir well, and spoon equal amounts into cavity of each pear.
  6. Bake uncovered, 5 additional minutes; serve warm.