Bosc Pear Lasagna with Almonds and Brie
- 4 Bosc USA Pears, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons ground anise, divided
- 4 cups white cream sauce (RECIPE)
- 12 uncooked lasagna sheets
- 2 pounds ricotta cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1 pound Brie cheese, divided
- 2 ¼ ounces toasted sliced almonds
- Salt and white pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1 tablespoon anise and ½ pound of Brie with cream sauce. Mix ricotta, eggs, remaining anise, and remaining brie. Season to taste. Combine pears with ricotta mixture.
Ladle 4 ounces of cream sauce into the bottom of a 9 x 11-inch baking pan. Layer the pan with 4 uncooked lasagna sheets. Top the lasagna with half of the pear and ricotta mixture. Top the pear and ricotta mixture with a third of the sliced almonds. Ladle 8 ounces of cream sauce on top of almonds.
Create a second layer of lasagna, alternating lasagna noodles, pear mixture, almonds, and cream sauce. Layer top of lasagna with final 4 sheets of pasta. Cover with remaining cream sauce (make sure all pasta sheets are covered with sauce). Cover baking dish with lid or aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Top lasagna with remaining almonds and bake an additional 15 minutes. Let lasagna cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Calories: 990
- Carbohydrate: 30g
- Dietary Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 42g
This turned out better than expected, however I made several modifications to reduce the fat content. I used nonfat milk in the ‘cream’ sauce, substituted nonfat small curd cottage cheese for the ricotta, used 9 lasagne sheets (not 12), and eggs whites only (no yolks). I also cooked the pears in lemon juice first and added a glühwein spice bag! Initially, the flavor was ‘interesting’, but once it had rested overnight after baking.. well… yes. Freshly ground anise seed is a fantastic addition, and the Brie… 🙂
Thanks for catching this. We have added a recipe for a basic white sauce, which you can also see here:
You can mix the brie by dicing into small pieces. Hope that works!
and to mix the brie, do you dice into small pieces??
what is the white cream sauce, if you do ingredients via walmart it shows velveeta cheese sauce. Is it a name brand white cream sauce or do you have a recipe to make that much. It’s not a small amount. The recipe sounds incredible so I’d love to make it.