Roasted Pears with Vanilla & Grand Marnier

Recipe by Tootsie
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Remove the yellow peel from the lemon in 1/2 inch strips and place them in a shallow baking dish that is large enough to hold all the pears.
  • Using a small paring knife, cut out about 3/4 of each pear's core from the bottom, leaving the pear intact.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl.
  • Using a basting brush, brush the inside of each pear with lemon juice and sprinkle it with sugar.
  • Brush each pear with melted butter.
  • Place remaining sugar on a large cutting board or a sheet of waxed paper.
  • Roll each pear in sugar so it is evenly coated and place in the baking dish.
  • Slice vanilla bean lengthwise down the center and scrape out the seeds.
  • Place the seeds and pod in the baking dish.
  • Add the water and Grand Marnier.
  • Bake the pears for 45 minutes, basting occasionally with the liquid in the dish.
  • If they're getting too brown, loosely cover with foil.
  • Serve with leftover syrup and vanilla ice cream.