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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spiced Pears

This dessert was something I just put together in less than 10 minutes.  I had seen the recipe for Spice Pears in one of my cooking books, and it looked really yummy. Pear is a fruit that I normally don't cook with but I really wanted to make this recipe. I went to the supermarket just to get some pears. I like eating pears, but I just never buy them.  But this recipe caught my attention and I decided to give it a try.

This is a great recipe for the upcoming holidays.  It looks fancy enough to impress your friends and family.  

The pears have a glaze from the sugar caramelizing, and the pumpkin spice taste makes me think of Thanksgiving.  This dessert will be perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I think I have a new favorite dessert. 


1 sheet (18x12) heavy duty foil
2 tsp butter, softened
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 large Bosc pear, halved lengthwise and cored
juice of 1/2 lemon
ice cream

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F

Coat center of foil with butter. Combine the sugar and pumpkin spice in a small bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture over butter. Sprinkle cut sides of pear halves with lemon juice.  Place pear halves, cut side down, side by side on sugar mixture.

Double fold sides and ends of foil to seal foil packet, leaving headspace for heat circulation.  Place packet on baking sheet.  Bake for 40 minutes or until pear halves are tender.  Remove from oven.  Let stand 15 minutes.

Open packet and transfer pear halves to serving plates.  Spoon sauce over pears.  Enjoy with some vanilla ice cream.

Source: Old Fashioned Recipes Cookbook

1 comment:

  1. I will have to try this for the holidays, thank you!