Caramel-Glazed Apples and Pears with Mascarpone
|2 Tbsp slivered almonds|
|2 apples – Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious|
|2 pears – Anjou, Bartlett, or Comice|
|3 Tbsp unsalted butter|
|3 Tbsp sugar|
|1/2 tsp almond extract|
|1/2 cup mascarpone cheese|
Toast slivered almonds in a dry pan over medium-low heat until just brown and fragrant. Peel and core apples and pears. Cut each into 1-inch pieces. Squeeze half of the lemon juice over the fruit and combine well.
Melt butter in skillet. Add sugar and continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar begins to caramelize. Add fruit and contine to cook (caramel may harden), stirring until caramel melts and fruit softens(about 7 to 10 minutes).
Turn off heat and combine almond extract with fruit. Divide fruit into four dishes. Top each dish with about 2 Tbsp mascarpone and 1/4 of the toasted almonds.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Per serving: 355 calories; 24g total fat; 13g saturated fat; 59mg cholesterol; 18mg sodium; 35g total carbohydrates; 4g dietary fiber; 3g protein;