Baked Ginger Pears
Throughout the fall, we work closely with a variety of Washington organic growers to pick the freshest, tree-ripened pears.
Wash pears, do not peel and do not remove stems. Cut lengthwise. With a teaspoon, scoop out just the pith and seeds — or leave as-is for a more rustic appearance. If preferred, the 12 halves can be sliced again lengthwise, for 24 quartered pieces.
Arrange pears, cut sides up in a baking dish. Grate unpeeled ginger root onto a plate.
Gather grated ginger, squeeze over pears and then scatter. Pour cider over pears, until they are nearly covered. Bake in a pre-heated 350° F oven for one hour. Remove and let cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Recipe by, former PCC Nutrition Education Manager
Source: Sound Consumer November 2007