Luscious Pears in Raspberry Sauce

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup fresh orange juice
  • 14
    cup raspberry jam (homemade or the best quality store bought) or 1/4 cup raspberry jelly (homemade or the best quality store bought)
  • 2
    tablespoons mirin (can substitute white wine or fruit liquer-optional)
  • 1
    1 pinch nutmeg or 1 pinch cardamom
  • 1
    inch piece vanilla pod, slit down the side (my addition)
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • Garnish
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the pears in half lengthwise, remove seeds, peel and core. Place the pears cut side down in an oven-proof baking dish.
  • Combine the juice, jam, mirin (or substitute), cinnamom, nutmeg or cardamom, vanilla pod piece and salt.
  • Pour this mixture over the pears; cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake pears until soft, about 25 minutes.
  • Remover the vanilla pod and arrange the pears cut side up on a serving platter. Spoon remaining sauce from the baking dish over the pears. Garnish with mint leaves or verbena leaves if desired.
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