Caramelized Pear Cannoli with Praline Sauce
This recipe makes 8 servings with 443 calories, 5g of protein, and 27g of fat each. This recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 8 hours and 10 minutes. A mixture of praline sauce, mascarpone cheese, lemon zest, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy.
Toss together first 3 ingredients.
Spread in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Reduce oven temperature to 35
Let pears cool 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, bake pecans at 350 in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
Stir together pears, mascarpone, and lemon zest. Beat cream and powdered sugar at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream mixture into pear mixture.
Spoon pear mixture into a zip-top plastic freezer bag; snip 1 corner of bag to make a 1-inch hole. Pipe pear mixture into cannoli shells.
Place in a 13- x 9-inch pan. Cover and chill 2 hours before serving.
Serve cannoli with warm Praline Sauce, and sprinkle with toasted pecans.
Note: We tested with cannoli shells purchased from our grocer's bakery. Ask the bakery clerk if you don't see them.
Pair with: Saracco Moscato d'Asti.