Saturday, January 19, 2008

In time for supper

Just a quick post, hopefully to inspire someone else. I found some huge Comice pears recently at the Farmers' Market that were too green to eat out of hand. I was impatiently hungry for pears.

By dinnertime, they became this:

Here's the alchemy:
3 large comice or other firm pears, cut in half, placed in a greased baking pan; squeeze the juice of a lime (or lemon) over them.
In a bowl, mix 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sauterne or sherry wine with 1/4 cup hot melted butter; drizzle over the pears. Dot with butter, grate fresh nutmeg on top. Bake at 300 degrees for about 2 hours, turning the pears once or twice so all sides get nice and carmelized. Serve with plain yoghurt or dollop of sour cream.


Fotomeister said...

That sounds yummy!

Marianne said...

Oh yeah, baby. I love pears with the passion of what should not be written... :^) Seeing that photo first thing in the morning... delighted me more than you can know.
Thank you!