Apricot pear tart

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1⅓ cup Shortbread cookie or graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons Sugar
¼ cup Parkay margarine; melted
1 pack (4-serving size) Jell-O brand gelatin; apricot flavor
1 cup Boiling water
⅔ cup Cold water
4 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping; thawed
½ teaspoon Ground ginger
1 can (16-oz) pear halves; drained
\N \N Mint leaves
\N \N Cinnamon stick; cut into 3/4-inch pieces

MIX together cookie crumbs, sugar and margarine in small bowl. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

DISSOLVE gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water. Measure ¾ cup gelatin; set aside . Chill remaining gelatin until slightly thickened. Fold in whipped topping and ginger. Spoon over crust.

CHILL measured gelatin until slightly thickened. Slice pears lengthwise, cutting almost through stem ends; arrange on whipped topping mixture in pan, fanning each pear slightly. Place mint leaf and cinnamon stick at stem end of each pear. Carefully spoon thickened gelatin over pears and filling.

Chill until firm, about 3 hours. Run hot metal spatula or knife around edge of pan before removing sides of pan.

MAKES 12 servings, Prep time: 30 minutes, Chill time: 3 hours From <FavoriteRecipes:Jell-OEasyEntertaining>. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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