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
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 large Bosc pear, halved lengthwise and cored
juice of 1/2 lemon
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