Recipe by echo echo
A healthy and delicious fruit dessert. I think I originally got this recipe from the Deaf Smith Country Cook Book. Time for cooking is very approximate (see recipe, step 8).
Top Review by fairycook
This recipe turned out great! The lemon sauce is very tasty. The only issue I had was the sauce took a very long time to thicken and I had to add more arrowroot powder. Once all was said and done though, it was an excellent dessert.
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 grated lemons, zest of
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 6 fresh firm pears
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 4 -5 whole cloves
Directions See How It's Made
- Make lemon sauce ahead of time: Dissolve arrowroot in a little milk; place in a saucepan with rest of milk and cinnamon stick.
- Stir and cook over low heat, stirring, until slightly thickened.
- Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice and 1/4 cup of the honey.
- Remove from heat, remove and discard cinnamon stick, cover and place in refrigerator to chill.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Halve and core pears; place in a glass baking dish.
- In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup honey, water and cloves just to boiling point, but do not boil; pour over pears.
- Bake until pears are fork-tender (time for this varies considerably depending on firmness of pears--really hard ones can take as much as an hour).
- Remove and discard whole cloves.
- Serve warm with chilled lemon sauce.