pearTry this wonderful baked dessert while pears are in season.

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 Ingredients

1 Serve

2 Serves

 Pear, cut in half and cored

1

2

 Crystallised ginger, chopped

1 T

2 T

 Walnuts, chopped

1 T

2 T

 Ground almonds

1 T

2 T

 Orange, rind and juice

1

2

 Honey

2 t

1 T

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180º C.
  2. Place pears in small ovenproof dish.
  3. Mix ginger, walnuts and almonds together and divide between pear cavities.
  4. Mix together the honey, orange juice and rind and pour over the pears.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pears are soft. If you like a caramelized effect, place under a grill for a minute or so before serving.

 

Microwave

  1. Prepare pears as above and place in microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cook covered on medium-high power for 1½ -2 minutes for 1 serve and 2½ - 3½ minutes for 2 serves. Check to see that pears have softened, otherwise cook for a little longer.

 

 

Serving Suggestion: serve with thick plain yoghurt or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two, Canterbury District Health Board.

 

 


Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre