Spicy Baked Pears

May 19, 2010

Makes 10 servings

5 large ripe pears
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup orange juice (enough to make ½ inch of liquid in baking dish)
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Pinch of ground Cloves
Vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350˚. Spray a 10×15” baking dish with Pam. Spread the brown sugar over the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle generously with the spices. Slice pears in half; remove cores and stems. Lay pears cut side down on sugar mixture. Pour orange juice over pears. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pears are tender.

To serve: Ladle some of juice mixture onto serving plate and place pear, cut side up, on plate. Place a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in center of pear.

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