BAKED PEARS WITH MARSALA-HONEY SYRUP

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

I'm always looking for new ways to prepare pears, one of my favorite fruits. This recipe is so easy and scrumptious. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
Recipe & photo: eatingwell.com
11-07-14


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
marsala wine
3/4 c
warm water
1/2 c
honey
3 slice
orange zest (3-inch)
1
cinnamon stick
1
vanilla bean
4
firm ripe bosc or anjou pears, halved lengthwise and cored

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a 9x13" baking dish, whisk wine, water and honey. Add orange zest and cinnamon stick.
2
Split vanilla bean, scrape out the sticky black seeds with the tip of a small, sharp knife and add them and the pod to the baking dish. Place the pears cut-side down in the baking dish.
3
Bake in a preheated 375ยบ oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours, basting every 15 minutes or so with the wine mixture, until the pears are very tender.
4
Serve the pears warm, drizzled with the sauce. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom