Pear Carpaccio with Cookie and Vanilla

Pear Carpaccio with Cookie and Vanilla
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Mayflower Inn & Spa
Pear Carpaccio with Cookie and Vanilla

This decadent dessert is served at the spa of Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn.

6
Servings
447
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookie

  • 2/3  Cups  rolled oats, toasted
  • 3/4  Cups  unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4  Cup  raw cane sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  low fat cream cheese
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  water

For the vanilla ice cream

  • 1 1/2  Cup  low fat milk
  • 1/2  Cup  half and half
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • vanilla bean
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar

For the pears

  • pear per person

Directions

For the cookie

In a food processor combine the oats and the flour and process until the oats are coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the sugar. Cut in the butter and cream cheese until it resembles a coarse meal flour add the water. Press the dough into a sheet pan with baking paper. Bake until golden brown at 350 F for about 10 minutes.

For the vanilla ice cream

Place yolk in a mixing bowl. In a saucepan , combine remaining ingredients and cook over. Medium heat , stirring constantly.
Pour slowly the milk mixture onto the yolk , stir constantly bring to 170F. Take out the vanilla bean and transfer into a ice bath. When cool pour into the ice cream machine , follow direction from the ice cream machine.

For the pears

Peal the pear(s) and slice very finely. Place onto a plate,  add the cookie and the ice cream.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Carbohydrate, by difference
55g
42%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
83µg
12%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
72mg
7%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
79µg
20%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
149mg
21%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
314mg
21%
Water
67g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.