Baked pears are easy and delicious for dessert or with coffee in the morning. I recently pre-baked some pears and then stuffed them after dinner and put them under the broiler. So easy for dessert because you can prepare these in advance and then heat them up right before serving.
You can use red or yellow pears and per each pear you will need one tablespoon yellow raisins, one tablespoon granola or oats, one tablespoon brown sugar and one teaspoon butter. Cut your pears in half and scoop out the middle section. Bake in 400 oven for 20-25 min until fork tender. In small fry pan sauté raisins, granola, butter and organic brown sugar until mixed through about 2-3 minutes. Stuff in the middle of pears and place under broiler right before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whip cream or plain or vanilla greek yogurt. Also delicious without any topping! Enjoy this healthy dessert. Perfect serving size, one pear half per person
To your good health,
This pie can be made with plums, apricots or peaches.
4 medium pears cut in half lengthwise and cored
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 oz. unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. backing powder
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. rum (optional) or water
Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter 9-inch round pan.
Halve pears lengthwise; remove cores. A melon baller removes cores easily, but a small
spoon works, too. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. sugar and ½ vanillas extract over pears. Heat a large skillet over medium. Place cut side down in skillet. Cook until beginning to brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Turn pears over, add rum (or 2 tbsp. water) and cook for 2-3 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with a hand mixer. Mix until thoroughly combined, do not over mix. Add flour and baking powder and mix.
In another bowl, blend eggs with a pinch of salt with a hand mixer until smooth and thick, about 2 minutes. Pour in the egg mixture into cake butter and beat to combine. The batter will be pale yellow and thick. Arrange pears cut-side-down on a baking pan in a decorative circle and top them with cake butter. Use a rubber spatula to spread it evenly.
Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.