Eating My Way Through the Holidays! What’s cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Home For the Holidays: Cinnamon Glazed Pears! Presenting a dessert as sweet as honey and as satisfying as a piece of pie. Make one for yourself or enough for a crowd. The aroma alone will make your house smell amazing! Split pears are the perfect size for filling with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or a dollop of decadent whipped cream. After dinner cordials are also a nice compliment.
CINNAMON GLAZED PEARS
3 slightly firm pears; peeled, halved, and cored
6 tablespoons sweet dessert wine
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
Cinnamon to taste
Preheat oven to 375°. Arrange pear halves in a small baking dish, cut side up. Sprinkle cinnamon, then vanilla over pears. Dot each pear with butter. Drizzle honey over each pear half. Pour in the sweet wine. Roast for 40 minutes. Using oven mitts, carefully remove the dish from the oven. Tilt the dish so the juices pool in one corner. Take a spoon and baste the pears. Turn each pear over and return to the oven to roast 20 minutes longer or until a paring knife inserts easily. Baste occasionally for a caramelized finish. The sauce will thicken slightly. Serve warm.