Pears are an overlooked fruit. At least, this is true for me. I am not crazy about raw pears, so I do not eat them much. In fact, I avoid pears.
This is sad, though, because I have forgotten how delicious a baked pear dessert is. Pears that have been baked have a completely different consistency than those that are uncooked.
Baking pears is simple. The following video will show you just how easy it is.
You can make this easy dessert recipe by following the instructions below:
Summary: You can make this easy dessert and have it bake while you and your guests are enjoying dinner.
- 1 1/2 cups POM pomegranate blackberry tea
- 1/4 cup POM pomegranate juice
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 red pears
- 4 scoops of ice cream
- Blackberries, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel the pears. Use a mellon baller (if you have one) to scoop out the bottom of the pear, until the core is removed. Leave the tops of the pears intact.
- Mix all the wet ingredients and spices together in a baking dish.
- Add the pears to the dish, and place in the oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the pears over for even basting. Bake for another 30 minutes (total baking time is one hour).
- Remove the dish from the oven and place each pear on a plate. You can serve each pear whole, or you can cut them in half and serve half to each person.
- Pour the remaining liquid into a pot and reduce it until is coats the back of a spoon.
- Add a scoop or two of ice cream to each pear, garnish with blackberries, and then drizzle the reduced liquid over the pears and ice cream.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 1 hour(s)
Number of servings (yield): 2
Popular cooking pears include Bosc and Anjou types. You can also use Bartletts, but you want to avoid Comice, since they do not hold up well when cooked and will fall apart. So make sure you choose the right pears when making this baked pear recipe.