|If only I could share the smell of honey, cinnamon, and baked pears...so delicious|
Pretty straightforward - I bought an entire basket of these from Kensington and they've been the perfect snack and/or post-dinner dessert. Drizzled with a bit of honey, cinnamon, and brown sugar these baked quite nicely in the toaster oven while I was
Contrary to popular recipes, you don't need to drench pears (or any fruit, for that matter) with juice and baste them while baking. Nor do you need to fill the wells with butter. I just pop them in and leave them alone until I can't resist the sweet smell. Go ahead and try this with pears, apples, peaches, and plums! Quick and easy.
I like baking Bartlett pears simply because the heat really enhances their flavour. Sugar and Korean Pears don't need that extra oomph. Also, Barletts tend to be on the crisp side so you can easily adjust the baking time to control the amount of "bite" - not as easy to do with peaches or apples.
Pears (I used Ontario Bartlett)
Honey (bonus points if you use Blossom honey - that stuff is so good)
Optional: Nutmeg, some people like butter - I don't, I've also filled it with oatmeal which was tasty
Cut pear in half, spoon and eat the core and fill with brown sugar, cinnamon, and honey. Pop in the toaster oven/oven at 350F for 30-40 minutes (I just go by smell - when I can't resist anymore, it is done). Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream (preferably almond if you can get your hands on it) or entirely on its own! Also tasty with almond butter...speaking of which...I think I'll restock on some tomorrow. Yum. I like almond + pear, just like I enjoy strawberries + peanut butter. Can you guess what my next midnight snack will probably involve?
For those who are more interested in my restaurant reviews - not to worry. I'll be publishing a review later today, after some much-needed sleep. Good