Baked Pears With Brandy/Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe by susie cooks
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir together ice cream and brandy until well blended. Cover and freeze until serving time.
  • Peel, halve and core pears. Immediately sprinkle with 2 tablespoons lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • In a 9 by 13 inch baking dish, mix together remaining lemon juice, butter, and honey.
  • Slit vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape seeds into the butter mixture. Stir in grated lemon and orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
  • Score round portion of each pear half diagonally 1/8 inch deep in one direction and then in the opposite direction, creating a diamond pattern.
  • Place pears cut side down in baking dish and spoon sauce over them.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven, basting often, until very tender when peirced with a fork, about 40 minutes.
  • Arrange pears on serving plates, rounded side up and serve with brandy/vanilla ice cream on the same plate.
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