Friday, April 6, 2012

Pears in Mascarpone Custard

This recipe appears in the book "Under the Tuscan Sun," but I first read about it on a dear fellow blogger's post, Linda, from More Fun Less Laundry (isn't that a great name for a blog?).  Her Tuscan Menu and Tablescape is a lush, mouth-watering assault on the senses, and one of my favorite posts ever.  It inspired me to go out and get the book. 

The custard was love at first bite.  I've made it several times and served it in various ways.  Here, baked in Emile Henry mini ruffled pie dishes . . .


They were also a hit on Christmas Eve served with a dollop of whipping cream . . .


Thank you, Linda, for the inspiration!  Here's the recipe:

Peel and slice 6 medium pears (or peaches or apples) and arrange in a buttered baking dish.  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar.  Cream 4 tablespoons of butter and ½ cup of sugar until light.  Beat in 1 egg, then 2/3 cup of mascarpone.  Stir in 2 tablespoons of flour last and mix well.  Spoon over the fruit.  Bake at 350° until just set, about 20 minutes.  Serves 6 generously.
So easy!  So delicious!

8 comments:

Nicki said...

Adorable mini pie dishes - individual parties. Love the name of her blog - I'll have to go check it out. Happy Easter - and Happy Easter Table Scaping. :)

Julio Muao said...

This looks and sounds very delicious Maria! And yes, thank you too Linda. I can't wait to give it a try. Happy Easter to you and your family!

My 365 Project said...

It looks good!

Angela2932 said...

Mmmmmm. I looked at this earlier today, and then searched out Marcarpone at the grocery store. Unfortunately, none of the pears are ripe, so I'm going to give this a try with apples tomorrow.
Thanks!

Reds said...

Mmmmmm - would be great for my breakfast!

Kelly said...

Oh this sounds yummy. I must try with apples.

Thanks for the share.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Maria!! What a nice surprise to wake up today and find your post! Thanks for the mention. Your custards (in both forms) look so delicious. All the recipes scattered throughout the book are simple and so tempting. She has just released a cookbook which also has gorgeous pictures of the food, the house and Italy. So the important question--did you like the book? I have read it several times, usually when I need some reflection and peace. The language and images can take me away from whatever ails me. Let me know if you try any of the other recipes! Linda

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

These really look good!!! Would love to have some right now. You have a charming blog Maria and I am now following you. Thankyou so much for coming to mine and making a comment. It means alot.

Warmly,

Nann