Boozy Baked Pears With Ginger and Brown Sugar

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Pat Neely, co-owner of Neely's Bar-B-Que restaurant chain and costar of Down Home With the Neelys with his wife, Gina

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place first five ingredients in a small saucepot. Heat until warmed through, swirl the pan to coat the dried fruit, and set aside to soak.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Using your fingers, crumble the butter into the mixture until it forms a slightly moist crumb topping.
  3. Fill each pear with some of the mixture.
  4. Place the pears in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; pour the brandy mixture evenly over the pears. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 375°F
  5. Uncover, gently flip the pears upside down—it's fine if some of the mixture falls out of the center. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Transfer the pears to serving bowls; spoon the juices and fruit over.
  6. For added flair, serve each pear with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt or sprinkle with lime zest!