Vanilla Pudding With Sauteed Pears

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 437 calories
    • Calories 44 calories from fat
    • Fat 21 g
    • Sat Fat 12 g
    • Cholesterol 257 mg
    • Sodium 280 mg
    • Protein 12 mg
    • Carbohydrate 50 g
    • Fiber 3 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 210 mg

 Make the pudding. In a medium saucepan, combine 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in the whole milk and eggs until well blended. Over medium-high heat, heat the mixture to simmering, whisking constantly; cook for 1 minute.Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and melted butter. Pour into a shallow metal bowl and place waxed paper directly on the surface. Refrigerate to chill, about 1 hour. Prepare the pears. Core and thinly slice the pears. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the butter.Sauté the pears in the butter for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar and cook, stirring, until the sugar turns golden, 3 minutes.Spoon the pudding into cups and top with the warm pears; sprinkle with some ground cinnamon. 

Ingredients

  1. Check FOR THE PUDDING:
  2. Check 1/3 cup sugar
  3. Check 1/4 cup cornstarch
  4. Check 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. Check 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  6. Check 4 eggs
  7. Check 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted; plus 2 more tablespoons (unmelted) for the pears
  8. Check 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  9. Check 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  10. Check FOR THE SAUTEED PEARS:
  11. Check 2 pears
  12. Check 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  13. Check 2 tablespoons sugar
  14. Check ground cinnamon

Directions

 

  1. Make the pudding. In a medium saucepan, combine 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in the whole milk and eggs until well blended. Over medium-high heat, heat the mixture to simmering, whisking constantly; cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and melted butter. Pour into a shallow metal bowl and place waxed paper directly on the surface. Refrigerate to chill, about 1 hour.

 

  1. Prepare the pears. Core and thinly slice the pears. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  2. Sauté the pears in the butter for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar and cook, stirring, until the sugar turns golden, 3 minutes.
  3. Spoon the pudding into cups and top with the warm pears; sprinkle with some ground cinnamon.