Fiesta Pear Dessert

Fiesta Pear Dessert

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"An impressive finale for a south-of-the-border-style meal. For a really spectacular finish, drizzle the shells with honey and dust with cinnamon and sugar before filling."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 746 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 746 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 35.2 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 104.3g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. To Prepare Tortilla Shells: In a deep fryer bring oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place one tortilla in the hot oil gently pressing the center with a wooden spoon or ladle until the tortilla forms a cup. Gently turn and fry each tortilla separately until golden brown on both sides.
  2. Combine pears, sugar, cornstarch, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and lemon zest. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; cook 1 minute longer. Let mixture cool.
  3. Combine cookie crumbs, pecans and remaining cinnamon. Form ice cream into 4 - 6 balls; roll in crumb mixture to coat.
  4. Place an ice cream ball in each fried tortilla shell. Top with the cooled pear mixture. Fried tortilla shells can be brushed with honey and dusted with ground cinnamon and sugar before filling, if desired.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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schmerna
12/8/2003

Absolutely delicious. I used chocolate ice cream. To avoid deep frying, bake tortillas coated with spray oil in a soup bowl for 12 minutes at 375 F.

ECUMINOTTO
4/15/2003

Delicious Crowd Pleaser for the finale to a Mexican Meal. I tried it with apples and it was fantastic.

CARMINESACOOK
4/15/2003

Wow! I was really impressed with this recipe. It was very challenging but it was worth it. The only thing missing was a little whipped cream at the end and it was fantastic! I recommend this to anyone who is a crowd pleaser.