Friday, February 24, 2012

Baked Pears

This is again a recipe I tried recently along with Roasted Pears. I have always been awed with the poached pears and have bookmarked several delectable or unique ones. Though any pear can be technically poached, realistically only Bosc or Anjou  ones give a pe(a)rfect result. Other types might simply fall apart. Not one to take risks, I decided to bake the Asian pears I had with me based on this recipe and with the addition of choco chips and you have an easy healthy delectable dessert ready.

Ingredients:
Pears: atleast 1 

Cinnamon: 1/2 tsp
Sugar: 1 tbsp +/- 
Butter:almost 1tbsp +/-

Chocochips: handful

Preparation:
Make cinnamon sugar. you can go with either brown or white or a mix - I went for a mix.

Cut the pear lengthwise,core them and place each half in suitable sized aluminium foils. The foil should be large enough to enclose the pear half completely (like a purse!). Also you can optionally peel the pear, but I did not.

Dot each  pear half in the foil with cinnamon sugar, butter and chocochips as needed. 

Bring the ends of the foil together on top to completely enclose the pear half.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F /180C for about 15- 20 minutes. 

Take out, open the foil slowly. You can check whether the pears are tender or not with a fork. Also depending on the quantity of butter and sugar added, you can also see butter sauce formed within the foil along with the pear juices. The chocochips will not be completely melted, but starting to melt stage.


Serve as such within the foil along with whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon and chocochips. A delectable and healthy dessert with just little work.

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