STUFFED PEARS IN PASTRY

STUFFED PEARS IN PASTRY

1 pkg. (17.3 oz.) frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
¼ c. plus 1 ½ t. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
6 ripe pears, peeled and cored
¾ c. chopped dried fruit
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 450* F. Grease jelly roll pan. On floured surface, unfold dough; roll each to 14-inch square. Cut each into 4 squares. Mix ¼ c. sugar and cinnamon. Fill pears with fruit; place on 6 squares; sprinkle with sugar mixture. Brush edges with water; bring corners to top of pear and pinch edges. Pres dough against pears. Cut leaf shapes from remaining dough; brush with water and press onto pears. Brush with egg; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven to 375* F. and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cover with foil if browning too fast.