Monday, August 6, 2012

orange baked pears

We thought these pears were pretty yummy.  Citrus and cinnamon were a wonderful addition to these pears.  I imagine these would be a great side dish around the holidays with fresh pears.  We used canned this time and this was such a simple side to make.

orange baked pears (cookbook: Deseret Recipes, 1981)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 pears (Bosc or Anjou) or 12 canned pear halves
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
1/4 cup butter, melted

Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on bottom of buttered 9x9 baking pan.  Leaving stem attached, remove core and peel from pears.  Set stem side up on top of sugar mixture.  Combine orange juice, lemon juice, lemon rind and butter then pour over pears.  For fresh pears, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  If using canned pears, do not cover with foil.
Remove pears to serving dish and spoon juices over pears.  6 servings.

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