Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano’s menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano’s 46 locations nationwide offer lunch, dinner, delivery and carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions are also available at select restaurants. Maggiano’s is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano’s, Brinker owns and operates Chili’s Grill & Bar.



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Spiced Pear Crostada

Maggiano's Little Italy Recipe

Makes 2 Crostadas

2 or 3 fresh, ripe pears
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 small pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 pound pie dough
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the filling: Peel the pears and slice into 1/4-inch slices. Melt the butter until  light brown in a medium hot saute pan and add the pear slices. Simmer for a couple minutes until heated through and add the nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Continue to simmer until the juices thicken. Remove from the pan and chill.

For the crostada: Take 4 ounces of the pie dough and roll out into a 9-inch circle, lightly dusting with  flour to prevent sticking. Place 1/2 cup of the pear filling in the center of the dough circle. Gently fold the edges of the dough toward the center, forming 'pleats' in the dough as you move around the edge. Leave the center of the crostada open so that the filling shows. Repeat until the filling is used up. Chill the prepared crostadas before baking. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the tops of the  crostadas with heavy cream. Immediately sprinkle the crostadas with the granulated sugar so that the sugar sticks. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until nice and
brown. Serve while still warm alone, or with some vanilla ice cream.

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