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Pears Baked With Butter and Cinnamon and Served With a Rich Custard

Updated on September 18, 2018
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Our garden may be small but it offers some home grown produce. Here I will share some recipes using that produce effectively

Three Pears a Ripening

The last three pears would soon be inedible
The last three pears would soon be inedible

Using Up Ripe Pears

Three pears remained from the 14 picked from our compact pear tree in our small back garden this summer.

My husband loves eating hard pears whereas I love a soft pear but these last three pears were just that bit too ripe even for me, yet I did not want to consign them to the compost bin.

I thought there must be something I can use them for and after a little research and a scout around my kitchen cupboards to see what was available I came up with Pears baked with Butter and Cinnamon and served with a rich Custard which sounded perfect.

It was a quick and easy dessert to make with minimal fuss, cost next to nothing and better still it tasted great!

5 stars from 1 rating of Pears baked with Butter and Cinammon

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves two to three people

Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe Pears, Halved and cored
  • Dessert spoon Sugar, Preferably brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinammon
  • Knob of Butter, To taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the pears, dry with kitchen paper, then slice a little from the bottom of each pear so they will stay upright In the oven.
  2. Slice the pears in half, removing the stalks and as much of the cores as desired.
  3. I used white granulated sugar, adding ground cinammon to it in a jar before popping a lid on and shaking the jar and its contents well.
  4. Rub each pear half with a little butter before sprinkling with the sugar and cinammon mix.
  5. Stand the two of halves of each pear upright together on the foil before adding a little butter at the top of each pear and wrapping each in cooking or aluminium foil.
  6. Place the three foil packets on a baking tray in a medium heat oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Take care when opening each foil packet as there will be hot steam and a sticky syrup.
  8. I used store bought ready made custard which you can use cold or heat if preferred.

Hints and Tips

  • Demerara or brown sugar would work well, probably better than white sugar
  • Serve with custard, white sauce, cream or crem fraiche
  • If you plan to make this dessert chose less ripe pears and brown sugar
  • Use a baking tray with a lip in case any of the sticky pear syrup escapes from the foil packets

Ready To Eat

© 2018 Ethel Smith

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    • ethel smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ethel Smith 

      2 weeks ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks Renee and so easy to create

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      renee21 

      2 weeks ago

      These look really delicious! I will definitely be trying these for sure!

    • ethel smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ethel Smith 

      3 weeks ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks Dred. The sugar, butter and cinammom make a great syrup. And yep soft pears are yummy

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      Dred Cuan 

      4 weeks ago from California

      Looks so delicious! Pear has been one of my favorites fruits. I actually prefer it more than an apple. Onboard, we do serve baked pears but only with syrup and cinnamon. Haven't encounter something with custard yet I think this will perfectly match the pears. I will definitely try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • ethel smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ethel Smith 

      4 weeks ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks Linda.

      Will be lovely recipe for cooler evenings. Hope you enjoy

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      Linda Crampton 

      4 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I loved the title of this article when I saw it so I had to read it. A combination of soft pears, brown sugar, and rich custard sounds delicious. I'm looking forward to trying your recipe soon. Thank you for sharing it, Ethel.

    • ethel smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ethel Smith 

      4 weeks ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks Peggy. I was determined not to waste them. Result was a tasty dessert

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      That sounds delicious! You made good use of those last three overripe pears from your garden.

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