Spicy Baked Pears: Side Dish
Prep time:15 minutes
5 large ripe pears
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
pinch of ground cloves
vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish.
Spread the brown sugar over the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle generously with the spices.
Slice pears in half. Peel and remove cores and stems. Lay pears cut side down on sugar mixture. Pour orange juice over pears.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pears are tender.
To serve: Ladle some of the juice mixture onto serving plate and place pear, cut side up, on plate. Place a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in center of pear.