Caramel-Glazed Apples and Pears with Mascarpone

2 Tbsp slivered almonds
2 apples – Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious
2 pears – Anjou, Bartlett, or Comice
1/2 lemon
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;

Allergy Warning: Contains MilkContains Other Nuts

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