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Apple-Pear Crumble Pie

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 40 min
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
Makes: 10 servings

  • 3/4 cup crushed NILLA Wafers (about 24 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 15-oz. pkg.)
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 large baking apples, peeled, sliced
  • 1 large fresh pear, peeled, sliced
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mix wafer crumbs, brown sugar and butter until well blended; set aside.
  2. Place pie crust in greased 9-inch pie plate. Spread cream cheese carefully onto bottom of crust; sprinkle with half of the crumb mixture. Set aside. Combine fruit in large bowl. Add granulated sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss to coat. Spoon over crumb layer in pie crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  3. Bake 35 min. or until fruit is tender and crust is lightly browned, covering loosely with foil after 25 min. if necessary to prevent crust from overbrowning. Cool on wire rack. Serve topped with the whipped topping. Store any leftover pie in refrigerator.

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Provolone and Ham Melt


Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes

  • 8 slices thick-cut multigrain, whole wheat, poppy seed, white, or pumpernickel bread
  • Margarine or butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 4 ounces provolone and/or cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 of a 7-ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, well drained
  • 1/2 of a small pear or apple, thinly sliced, or 2 canned pineapple rings, well drained and patted dry
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham or prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney
  • Fresh fruit, such as sliced pears and apples, pineapple wedges, or grapes (optional)
  1. Spread one side of each bread slice with margarine or butter. Place four bread slices, buttered sides down, on griddle. Spread mayonnaise on the four slices on the griddle. Top with provolone cheese. Top two of the bread slices with red sweet peppers and two with slices of fruit. Top all four with ham or prosciutto.
  2. Cut up large pieces of chutney; spread the unbuttered sides of four remaining bread slices with chutney. Place over bread slices on griddle, buttered sides up.
  3. Cook sandwiches over medium heat about 4 minutes each side or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, turning once halfway through cooking. Serve with additional fruit slices, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

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French Toast with Pears and Pomegranate Sauce


Recipe & picture courtesy of Bon Appétit

4 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom, divided
  • 4 3/4-inch-thick slices egg bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 firm but ripe unpeeled red Anjou or Bartlett pears, halved, cored, cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  1. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon cardamom to blend in 15x10x2-inch glass baking dish. Add bread slices; let stand until egg mixture is absorbed, turning bread slices occasionally with spatula, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears; sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Transfer pears to plate. Add 2 tablespoons butter to skillet; stir to melt. Add pomegranate juice, sugar, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon cardamom; simmer until liquid is slightly thickened and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Remove sauce from heat.
  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter on griddle or in another large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bread slices and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Cut French toast slices diagonally in half; divide among plates. Top with pear slices, spoon sauce over, and serve.

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