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Baked Spiced Pears

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Yield:

8

These pears always elicit "oohs" and "aahs" when we serve them at breakfast. They are delicious and obviously present very well.

Directions

Ingredients:

Pears

4 Bosc pears, cored and peeled. Cut in half
¼ t cinnamon (preferably Vietnamese cinnamon)
1/8 t ground nutmeg
4T soft butter
4T brown sugar

Sauce

1c Plain yogurt
1-1.5T Powdered sugar
1t real vanilla extract OR vanilla bean paste

Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease a baking dish with butter. Place pears cut side down in the baking dish. Combine the butter and spices and spread over the pears. Bake 20-25 minutes. Test tenderness with a toothpick. Serve warm.

To make the sauce, place yogurt in a dish, add sugar and vanilla. Whisk until well blended and smooth.

To serve, place a spoonful of vanilla yogurt sauce on a plate and spread it around a little bit. Place the pear in the middle of the sauce, cut side down. Garnish with a little of the butter spice sauce and a mint leaf.

Extra special yummy! Make them yourself or, better yet, book a visit to The Bass Cottage Inn.