Mice " Kids & Adults Will Love!"

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Pears made into cute little mice! * A quick pear dessert - In general, a typical Australian dish is a typical British dish, which is to say a typical European or American dish with most of the subtleties of flavour (and difficulty in making) removed. The following dessert is a genuine Old Family Favorite in Australia. * Candied angelica is almost impossible to find in North America. Anything else with the appropriate properties of sweetness and shape may be substituted, e.g. a piece of chocolate or candy cut to size, such as an Ovation mint divided longitudinally or shoestring candy.You can also add the shoestring for whiskers.

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  • 4 almond halves, toasted
  • 2 pear halves in natural juice, preferably canned (for authenticity)
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 pieces angelica, cut into 1/8 inch by 2 inches (crystalized candy)


  1. Carefully place the pear halves, round side up, in the serving dish.
  2. At the narrow end of each half, add two almond halves to make mouse ears.
  3. Place one clove for the noses. (Be sure not to eat.).
  4. At the other end, insert the angelica to make a tail. Enjoy with your favorite cookies!