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Carrie's Baked Pears


** I kind of guessed on the amount of liquid, you can use any sweeter wine, or OJ, apple cider, I've tried it with a variety of spices; star anise,
I used to poach it on top of the stove but think baking is less fussy.

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  • blend:
  • 4 pears, peeled and cut in half lengthwise, scoop out any seeds
  • 1 cup sweet white wine, such as Reisling
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • zest strips of one large orange, I used a potato peeler
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp black pepper


Servings 4


Step 1

1. place pears in medium oven proof dish
2. pour liquid over
3. place rest of ingredients in dish
4. bake, uncovered 375 for about 40-60 min until tender, baste every 15 min.
5. serve warm or room temp
6. Optional- over vanilla ice cream


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