Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baked Spicy Pears in Cranberry Sauce ..a recipe from the Parish House inn cookbook

a recipe from the Parish House Inn cook book

..An easy seasonal breakfast treat or dessert

1 can (16 ounce) whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 medium ripe pears, peeled, cored and halved or sliced

Combine cranberry sauce, lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat.

Place prepared pears in a 9 X 13 inch glass baking dish or 2 1/2 quart casserole. Pour the cranberry mixture evenly over the fruit. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in 350 degree oven for 40 - 50 minutes or until pears are tender. Let cool and the refrigerate.

Serve with vanilla yogurt and granola if desired. Halved pears can be sliced lengthwise, and fanned out on a small plate, then topped with more of the sauce. This makes a beautiful presentation.

Chris Mason

Parish House Inn