The baked pears in this easy fruit dessert recipe simply bake in a sauce of Marsala wine mingled with honey, orange, cinnamon and vanilla. Serve the pears warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or with a small sugar cookie.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
¾ cup Marsala wine
¾ cup warm water
½ cup honey
3 strips orange zest (3-inch)
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean
4 firm ripe Bosc or Anjou pears, halved lengthwise and cored
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Whisk wine, water and honey in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add orange zest and cinnamon stick. Split vanilla bean, scrape out the sticky black seeds with the tip of a small, sharp knife and add them and the pod to the baking dish. Place the pears cut-side down in the baking dish.
Bake, basting every 15 minutes or so with the wine mixture, until the pears are very tender, 1 to 1¼ hours. Serve the pears warm, drizzled with the sauce.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate cooled pears (in syrup) for up to 2 days. To reheat, bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes.
150 calories;0 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 28 g sugars; 17 g added sugars; 24 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 13 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 4 mg sodium; 136 mg potassium
I was looking for a delicious healthy recipe that would be good for guests as well as my heart. I made this recipe almost as written. I didn't have a vanilla bean so I added 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the liquids. This was a big hit with family and guests.
Pros: So easy to make and so healthy