Creamy pear and mascarpone brioche

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

25 min

Makes

4 Servings

Creamy pear and mascarpone brioche

Creamy pear and mascarpone brioche recipe Photo by Sian Richards

Warm pears cooked in a sweet brandy sauce top this decadent brioche, the perfect finale to a fall meal.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ripe Bosc pears , sliced into thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp calvados , or pear brandy
  • 4 1-in. thick slices brioche bread , or challah, toasted
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts , or filberts

Instructions

  • MELT butter in a medium saucepan set over medium. Add pears and cook for 1 min. Stir in water, sugar and calvados. Cook until mixture turns syrupy, about 5 min.
  • ARRANGE brioche on a platter. Stir mascarpone with orange zest. Spread about 1 tbsp of mascarpone on each slice of brioche, then top with warm pear mixture. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 501,
  • Protein
  • 10 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48 g,
  • Fat
  • 30 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Folate