Baked PearsOct 26 2010 by
I’ve always liked pears, just never loved them like I do other fruit. But when I saw these Asian pears at my local market they were too beautiful to pass up!
Since I had no idea what I was going to do with the pears, I figured I should try a little first and maybe it would give me an idea. HOLY GOODNESS! This is now one of my favorite fruits! It’s got a crisp, sweet juicy flavor that is unlike anything I’ve tasted before. It was so good that I ended up eating an entire pear right then and there! I didn’t want to make anything that would take away from the flavor of the pear so I decided to roast them and see how they turned out. This is a VERY simple recipe but one that will take care of any sweet tooth out there!
- 2 Asian pears (you can use any variety of pears or apples for this recipe)
- 1 cup apple juice (I used apple cider and it was amazing!)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Start by cutting off the bottoms of the pears – this is just to help them sit nicely in the pan and absorb the juices.
- Place the pears in a glass baking dish and add 1 cup of apple juice.
- Bake the pears for 1 hour. Every 15 minutes or so baste the pears with the apple juice. After 45 minutes or so you will have a nice syrup that has formed around the pears.
- To serve, place each pear on a dish and drizzle the syrup on top. ENJOY!
Makes 2 servings.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 110, Cal. from Fat: 2, Total Fat: 0g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 28g, Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 24g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 12mg, Chol: 0mg
This is a fantastic dish to serve for holiday parties. It’s so sweet and delicious and the perfect finish to any meal. To make a larger quantity of roasted pears simply use a bigger baking dish and add an additional 1 cup of juice for every 2 pears added.