Baked Pears with Spiced Whipped Cream

Serves: 4 to 6

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Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Wash pears; do not peel or 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 quarter pieces. Arrange pears, cut side up in a baking dish.

Grate unpeeled ginger root onto a plate. Gather grated ginger and squeeze over pears and then scatter. Pour cider over pears, until they are nearly covered. Add lemon juice, vanilla bean, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and Florida Crystals. Bake, covered, for 1 hour.

Place pears in a serving dish. Reduce remaining sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until it thickens. Spoon sauce over pears. Whip cream and spoon over pears. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Notes

Adapted from a recipe by Goldie Caughlan, former PCC Nutrition Education Manager. Served at the 2009 fall member meeting. The complete menu included:

Recipe by Goldie Caughlan, former PCC Nutrition Education Manager

Source: 2009 fall member meeting

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