Maple Mascarpone-Stuffed Pears

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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This elegant dessert pairs the warm flavors of pears with the richness of creamy mascarpone cheese, and it will be a huge hit for your fall and winter entertaining. Select sweet and juicy Bartlett pears or crisp, russet-color Bosc pears. Look for smooth skin, free from any soft spots.


  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided
  • 2


  1. Combine the mascarpone with 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup, and stir to combine. Set aside. Measure the white grape juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and the gol