Roasted Pears With Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients: 1/3 cup apple juice1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar3 tablespoons unsalted butter3 firm bosc pears, peeled, halved, cored ( about 1 pound)vanilla ice cream, for serving Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.Arrange the pears cut side up in an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Whisk the apple juice and sugar...

French Toast With Pears, Brie, and Cinnamon

Ingredients: 3 medium pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced2 tablespoons packed brown sugar1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary2 tablespoons butter14 -16 slices French bread ( half-inch slices, about 1 loaf)8 ounces brie cheese, rind removed and cheese thinly sliced2 tablespoons butter, melted3 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon2 1/2 cups milk3 eggs1 tablespoon vanilla1/4 teaspoon salt Directions:...

Baked Pears With Raisins

Ingredients: 3 ripe pears1/3 cup raisins12 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons butter1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractcinnamon Directions: Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.Slice pears in half lengthwise.Scoop out core and stem.Place in baking pan.Fill the hollowed center with raisins.Mix syrup and vanilla and pour evenly into each center (about 2 tablespoons), dot with one-sixth of the...

Cinnamon Honey Fruit Gratin

Ingredients: 2 cups sliced apples or 2 cups pears or 2 cups strawberries or 2 cups blueberries or 2 cups peaches or 2 cups apricots, etc, your choice1/3 lb canadian swiss cheese, sliced1/4 cup honey1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: Preheat the oven to 450?F.Divide fruit evenly among 4 ramekins or small gratin dishes.Cover with...

Power Packed Breakfast

Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread1 apples, favorite variety1 pears, favorite variety2 tablespoons almond butterchopped almonds, roasted (optional) Directions: Toast bread.Meanwhile, core and slice pear and apple 1/4 -inch thick.Spread toast with almond butter, top with apple and pear slices, and garnish with.chopped almonds if desired. Eat and go!Note.To roast chopped almonds, preheat oven...

Brie With Roasted Pear and Thyme

Ingredients: 1 (6 inch) brie round2 almost ripe pears2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme Directions: Cut off top rind of Brie and discard. Set Brie aside. Preheat oven to 425?FPeel and core pears, then slice 1/4 inch thick.Lay on a generously buttered baking sheet in a single layer.Roast in oven for 15 minutes.Turn slices...

Ouzo Spiced Pears Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Ingredients: 6 large pears, cored and peeled but stems intact3 teaspoons sugar3 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg3/4 teaspoon ground fennel1 pinch black pepper2 tablespoons raisins2 tablespoons ouzo3 tablespoons butter1 sheet puff pastry, cut into 6 rectangles1 eggs, lightly beaten together with1 tablespoon water Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel seed,...

Roasted Fruits in Cider

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons walnut oil1/4 cup maple syrup2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar2 pears, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick2 apples, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick1/3 cup chopped mixed dried fruit ( glazed if possible)1/2 cup apple cider2 tablespoons chopped glazed pecans Directions: Heat the walnut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in maple...