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Autumn Spiced Pears

Serves 8

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4 large ripe pears

½ c light brown sugar

3/4 c orange juice (or enough to make 1/2 inch of liquid in baking dish)

¼  c butter

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Pinch of ground cloves

 

Whipping cream:  Whip 6oz heavy cream, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


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Line bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking dish with the brown sugar. Sprinkle sugar layer generously with cinnamon, nutmeg and pinch of clove. Slice pears in half; remove cores and stems. Lay pears cut side down on sugar mixture.  Pour orange juice over pears and dot with butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pears are tender. 

 

To serve, place pear cut side up on a serving dish, pour some of the juice mixture over the pear. Place a dollop of whipping cream inside the pears and top with freshly grated nutmeg.

 

* This recipe can be prepared in advance by combining all the ingredients except the orange juice. Pour juice over pears right before baking.

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