Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
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).
- 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
- 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.
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.