Vanilla-Roasted Pears

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Serves 8
preparation
75
minutes
cooking
75
minutes

Ingredients

1/4
cup
granulated sugar
1/2
vanilla bean
4
ripe but firm small pears (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
1
tablespoon
fresh lemon juice
2
tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Place the sugar in a small bowl. With a sharp knife, split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the sugar. Reserve the pod.
  3. Peel the pears, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove the cores. Arrange the pears in a baking dish cut-side up. Drizzle them with the lemon juice and sprinkle on the vanilla sugar and butter. Add the vanilla pod and 2 tablespoons of water to the dish.
  4. Roast the pears for 30 minutes, spooning the pan juices over the tops occasionally. Turn the pears and continue to roast, basting once or twice, until tender, 25 to 30 minutes more.
  5. Divide the pear halves among 8 serving dishes. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche or a scoop of ice cream, if desired.
March 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 118
  • Fat 3 g
  • Sat Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Protein 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Sugar 17.5 g
  • Fiber 3.5 g
  • Iron 0 mg
  • Calcium 11 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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