Riesling Baked Pears

Recipe by MathMom.calif
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Tip: For the orange zest, scrub the orange first and then use a vegetable peeler to remove the strips of zest. Make sure to leave behind the bitter, white pith.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice a thin piece off the bottom of each pear so that it will sit flat, standing up straight.
  • Arrange the pears in a pie pan or oven-proof small casserole dish.
  • Whisk wine and honey in a medium bowl until blended. (I usually have to microwave mine to make the honey melt a bit so that they will combine.).
  • Pour honey-wine mixture over pears and add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest to the liquid.
  • Roast the pears, basting every 15 minutes, until they are tender and a bit wrinkled (about 45 minutes to 1 hour).
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pears to serving dishes. Put the honey-wine mixture into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes. Drizzle over pears and garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange zest.
  • Serve warm, at room temp, or chilled.
  • Note: We sometimes put a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on this. Very rich and yummy. Another option: try cheese, such as ricotta or mascarpone -- sweeten cheese and stir it first.
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