Baked Pears with Ginger Nutmeg Rice Pudding

Do you want a simple way to use up leftover rice and ripe fruit?
Make a very simple savory rice pudding stuffing!

Usually fruit is eaten up very quickly in our house and does not have the chance to get overripe, but once in awhile, a few pears or apples will start to get slightly overripe.  That is when they are PERFECT for baking.  Simply core the fruit and set aside until your rice is ready.

Take your leftover (cooked)rice, mix with any extra veggies on hand, one egg and a little cheese if you have any.  If not, no biggie.  Stuff the rice into the fruit and top with a dab of flavored butter.  I used ginger nutmeg butter for this dish.

Bake at 350 degrees until your kitchen smalls heavenly and the fruit is easily pierced with a toothpick. 
Your kiddos will gobble up this savory meal in a heartbeat!  Mine did!




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