What do you do with a lot of pears?
In my part of Australia, we are known for our pears and for a couple of months each year my kitchen is swamped with them. Fresh pears are a versatile fruit, great for a snack, with cheese, in fruit salads, pies, cakes, and in curries.
When I get tired of fresh pears, I poach or bake them.
When you want to bake a pear, choose fruit which is drier, and better able to keep its shape when cooking. Bartlett pears, or Anjou, hold up to baking quite well..
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- 4 pears
- 2 cups approx Marsala
- 1 TBs honey
- thick slice butter
- Peel and slice pears lengthwise, place them in a baking dish
- Add the Marsala until it's half way up the side of the pears
- Add small dabs of butter over the pears
- Pour over the tablespoon of honey
- Bake in a 350F oven for around a good hour basting now and then.
- When the liquid becomes caramelised, remove and serve.
- Delicious with ice cream
Baked Pears with Cinnamon
- 2 large ripe pears
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 TBs brown sugar
- pinch of nutmeg
- scoop of butter
- Cut each pear in half and stand it on a piece of foil large enough to wrap around it.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the pears
- .Dot with butter.
- Wrap in foil. Place on a baking tray.
- Bake pears for 30 minutes or until tender.
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How do you like your pears?
What's your favourite way of eating pears
Upside down tart fab. Slice pears into buttered pie dish sprinkle honey or sugar over, add a bit of grog, whack a puff pastry sheet on top, bake, cool, turn upside down and slather the cream on!
All comments are greatly appreciated. You may even let me know about a great baked pear recipe