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Sugar Skull Pear with Cream Cheese Crepes

Try this fun Día de los Muertos dessert the next time you need a party center piece or a fun-to-make snack!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Latin American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

Crepe Toppings

  • 10-12 crepes (Store bought or make your own)
  • 1-2 pears
  • 1-2 kiwis
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Combine cream cheese, mascarpone, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in mixing bowl and whisk until combined. Electric mixers are recommend, unless you want a workout.
  • Lay each crepe flat, and spread on a thin layer of filling on each. Fold in half, then fold in thirds.
  • Slice pear as close to the core as possible to get the tallest slice.
  • Use your favorite cookie cutters to make fun shapes with the other sliced fruit. Pineapple and kiwi work really well for this.
  • Place pear at center of crepes for the skull, then decorate with the other fruit to make the facial expressions. Use sunflower seeds to make tiny teeth.
  • Decorate the rest of the crepes as deliciously as you want. We made an alternating pattern on ours, but this is a great step for everyone to get their hands on.