Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Friday, October 22, 2010

Baked Pears in Cream

a favorite from Martha Stewart's QUICK COOK

This has become a favorite dessert amongst family and friends.
It can be done at the last minute with very little prep time and the ingredient list is minimal, but the results are over the top!
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 Bosc or Bartlett peaars, unpeeled,
   halved and cored
1/2 cup heavy cream

1.  Preheat oven to 400°.  Butter a shallow baking dish with 1 tablespoon
     butter and sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar and dot with butter.
2.  Put the pears, cut side down, in the dish.  Sprinkle with remaining sugar and dot with butter.
3.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Pour the cream over the pears and return to the oven for 20 minutes more.   Serve warm.
I have substituted plums and peaches with equally tastey results.

I served it in my crystal compotes at this tea 
this week, view here

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  1. Just wanted to say thank you so much for stopping by my little blog and leaving a message. You have such beautiful collection of dishes....I can't tell you how much I adore the turquoise tea cups.......exquisite !
    You are right we're almost neighbours...! I hope you have a wonderful week-end !

  2. Sounds very tasty! My husband is a sweettooth so I guess I will try it out tonight! It is the kind of weather here to be nicely busy in the kitchen and eat nice warm foods.
    Happy weekend,

  3. Oh thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe! It sounds delicious and I cannot wait to try it! I hope you are having a great weekend!
    <>< Concetta