Fruitcake can be substituted for the panforte, a chewy Italian confection.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

Diana Sturgis
January 1997

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© Eric Wolfinger

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425°. Sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice over the pears to prevent discoloring.

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  • Divide 1 cup of the panforte among 4 shallow heatproof dishes. In a small saucepan, scald the cream. Stir in the vanilla. Pour half of the cream over the panforte. Top each serving with a pear half and the remaining cream. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of panforte on top. Set the dishes on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cream is bubbling and the top is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.