Oven Roasted Spiced Pears

Oven Roasted Spiced Pears

Oven Roasted Spiced Pears

Roasting fruit in the oven brings out many of the same characteristics as poaching gently in liquid, however, the roasting process will generally reveal a deeper, caramelized, more satisfying and rich flavour than poaching alone. Combined in a casserole dish with brown sugar, spices, and a small amount of liquid for one hour at 350ºF yields supple, lightly spiced fruit that is versatile in both sweet and savory dishes.

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Try roasted pears on toasted baguette topped with a slice of creamy Brie, or puréed into soup with roasted parsnips, and garnished with a crumble of strong blue cheese. Top a dish of granola with toasted coconut, pumpkin seeds, a dollop of yogurt, roasted pears, and a drizzle of pear syrup for a seemingly decadent breakfast or snack (pictured below). Also keep in mind, the soft sweetness of roasted pears, combined with a little fresh chopped thyme, sprinkle of toasted pine nuts, and spoonfuls of pan jus, would make a wonderful topping for roasted pork.

Oven Roasted Spiced Pears
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Oven Roasted Spiced Pears
Bosc pears tossed with brown sugar and spices, roasted in the oven until tender.
Ingredients
  • 4 Bosc Pears, peeled, quartered, cored
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 2 tablespoons ice wine, white wine, or water
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter a 9-inch round or 8-inch square baking dish.Place all ingredients except pears in a bowl and mix to combine. Add pears and toss to coat. Pour pears and coating into prepared baking dish and bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on rack. Serve warm or cold.*Note - Reserve leftover liquid and use as syrup. If syrup is too thin after pears are finished roasting, add liquid to a small pot and simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until thick. Strain and discard solids.
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