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It's called Barchiglia and it's a chocolate-glazed almond tart with pear preserves, a traditional Easter dessert from southern Italy.

Ingredients for Pastry:
2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c cold unsalted butter, cut into pea-sized pieces
1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tsp lemon zest
Ingredients for Almond Filling:
1 c blanched almonds
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of kosher salt
1 c Marmellata di Pere
Ingredients for Marmellata di Pere, Pear Preserves - this makes enough to have leftovers:
3 lbs ripe pears, peeled and cored
1/4 c lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 c heavy cream
4 oz dark chocolate, 60 to 65% cacao - coarsely chopped
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Nutritions

Calories
3771

Sodium
482mg
20% DV

Fat
217g
334% DV

Protein
51g
102% DV

Carbs
354g
120% DV

Fiber
51g
206% DV
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This Green Kale, Pear, and Almond Smoothie will help you reset after too much chocolate this holiday season. The protein from the almond butter and chia seeds will keep you full until lunch. (vegan, gluten free)

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This Green Kale, Pear, and Almond Smoothie contains tons of protein from the almond butter and chia seeds. It will keep you full until lunch for sure.

Winter Sangria ~ Full of Pink Grapefruit, Cara Cara or Blood Oranges, Pears and Pomegranates and topped with White Wine and Mint Simple Syrup! This Sangria is Bursting with Flavor!

1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 bunch fresh mint
750 mL sauvignon blanc
2 d'anjuo pears
2 blood oranges
1 grapefruit
1 pomegranate
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Make the Mint Simple Syrup

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, pour in a cup of water and a cup of sugar.

Heat until the sugar completely dissolves into the water.

Remove ...
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Nutritions

Calories
305

Sodium
19mg
0% DV

Fat
6g
9% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
54g
18% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV
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Savory French Onion and Pear Soup is the ultimate comfort food. The rich onion soup is topped with buttery toasted bread and melted Gruyère cheese. The pear is so subtle you won't taste it yet it lends the faintest sweetness that balances the soup beautifully.

3 lb yellow onions ( peeled and sliced )
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
pinch salt and pepper
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
3 tablespoons dry sherry wine ( NOT cooking wine )
1 pear ( chopped )
1 quart beef broth
1 quart chicken broth
Buttered and toasted French bread
1/2 cup of Gruyere cheese ( per bowl of soup )
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  1. Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Melt the 10 tablespoons of butter in an oven-safe skillet or Dutch Oven, on the stove over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions with a big pinch of ...
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Nutritions

Calories
1759

Sodium
7387mg
307% DV

Fat
146g
225% DV

Protein
47g
94% DV

Carbs
57g
19% DV

Fiber
35g
140% DV

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