bakedpearsThis dessert recipe is from my classic IC cookbook, A Taste of the Good Life. It’s delicious made with either with round yellow Asian pears or red D’Anjou pears.

1-1/2 Tbsp. butter
2 firm pears, peeled
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. anise seed
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. coriander

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter and pour into a shallow baking dish.

Core the peeled pears and cut in quarters. Place in butter, turning to coat. Mix sugar and spices and sprinkle over pears. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 5 minutes. Baste with pan juices.

Bake another 7 minutes until sugar is bubbly. Cool slightly, then serve warm. (You can keep these warm while dinner is served by covering with foil, or just rewarm them for a few seconds in the microwave).

by Bev Laumann