Bosc pears are ideal for this dessert because they keep their shape and texture after roasting. Look for ones with golden to brown skin for the best ripeness.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2008
- 4 Bosc pears (about 2 lb/1 kg)
- 1/3 cup liquid honey
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons liquid honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
MethodFilling: In bowl, beat together cream cheese, honey, egg yolk and orange rind until smooth. Set aside.
Peel and halve pears, leaving stems intact. Trim thin slice off curved side to level. Using melon baller or teaspoon, remove core and enough of the centre to make 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) wide and 3/4-inch (2 cm) deep hollow, without going through bottom. Place, cut side up, in well-greased 13- x 9 -inch (3 L) glass baking dish.
In microwaveable glass measure, heat together 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the honey, butter and orange juice on high for 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Stir; brush all over pears.
Turn pears cut side down. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven, basting every 10 minutes, for 30 minutes. Turn pears and baste; bake for 10 minutes.
Pour any liquid in centre of pears into baking dish. Spoon generous 1 tbsp (15 mL) filling into centre of each pear.
In bowl, stir together remaining honey and 1/3 cup (75 mL) boiling water. Stir into pan syrup. Bake, basting once, until filling is puffed and pears are golden and tender, about 30 minutes. Transfer to platter; spoon sauce over top.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 132 mg
- Protein 4 g
- Calories 393.0
- Total fat 17 g
- Cholesterol 98 mg
- Saturated fat 10 g
- Total carbohydrate 61 g
- Iron 7.0
- Folate 12.0
- Calcium 5.0
- Vitamin A 18.0
- Vitamin C 17.0