Many of us are staying at home right now, which means we are cooking more at home than we used to. If you are like me, you may be looking to try something new. You have also probably found yourself with a little extra anxiety about making a run to the store when you are missing a key ingredient.
While we are practicing social distancing, we wanted to find a way to bring a little taste of The Yellow House experience into your home. We focused on recipes you can make with things you probably already have in your pantry. Here is the first – let us know what you think!
Roasted Cinnamon Pears
We receive more compliments on this recipe than any other dish we serve here at The Yellow House. It is incredibly simple and is perfect as an elegant dessert to accompany dinner. The cinnamon sugar mixture caramelizes into a beautiful glaze, which pairs perfectly with the subtle flavor of the pear. While we prefer using Bosc, but Bartlett or Anjou also work well. If you happen to have whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, you can serve a dollop alongside with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cardamom.
Serves 4 people
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Two large fresh pears
- Whipped cream and ground nutmeg (optional)
Preheat the over to 350 and place a piece of parchment on a rimmed baking sheet. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl until combined, and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar onto the parchment. (if you prefer a less sweet pear, you can go light on the sprinkled cinnamon sugar.)
Take each pear and slice it down the middle lengthwise, leaving the stem intact.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds. Note that this is only a tiny portion of the middle of the pear, so don’t get too aggressive with the spoon (I speak from experience, trust me on this one).
Place each pear flat side down on the cinnamon sugar mixture and gently rub the pear into the mixture to coat the flat of the pear.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the thickest part of the pear yields slightly when touched. Remove from the oven and serve warm. Enjoy!
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