Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington


1/2 c. finely chopped dried apricots
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/4 tsp. cinnamon pinch nutmeg
1/2 c. butter, softened
4 large firm ripe pears
1/2 c. pure maple syrup
Vanilla Yogurt

Combine apricots, pecans and 1 Tbsp butter with fork. Set aside. Cut pears in half lengthwise and remove core, leaving 1 1/2” hole. Place in 9” microwave-safe baking dish, placing narrow ends in center to make a circle. (Cut a thin slice from bottom to make a steady base.) Fill each pear with apricot mixture. Set aside. Melt rest of butter and maple syrup. Stir to combine well and pour over pears. Cover pears loosely with wax paper and microwave about 6 minutes on high or until pears are tender. Baste pears with sauce halfway through cooking time. Let stand 10 minutes before serving warm with Yogurt.


Added: 09/05/16


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Federal ID #91-2143303

A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization


Contact Us

735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut"

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Active Military - FREE (Spouse & Children Free with ID)