Roasted Pears with Vanilla & Grand Marnier
photo by Tammy M.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 1 lemon
- 8 pears, preferably bosc
- 1⁄2 cup granulated brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup Grand Marnier or 1/3 cup orange liqueur
- 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.
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I am a retired banker who loves to cook and to entertain. I love the outdoors and spend many hours in summer working in my yard and garden. My pet peeve is people who say "I can't" I love to try new recipes particularly ethnic recipes.....Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French and German. I love to travel and spend time with my daughter and grandchildren. My husband and I love animals and have a sweet black and white cat named Sparky.