Honey Butter Baked Pears
Happy New Year!
It's time for some light desserts.......says the girl who bakes a cake twice a week.
These are simple roasted pears with some honey and butter.
Nothing fancy, but ohhhh so pretty.
A nice alternative to baked apples.
Pears are so pretty, I have never been a big fan, but I love their shape.
Anjous work best here (the slender pears w/ the brown skin).
Honey Butter Baked Pears (adapted from a Danish Christmas in Saveur):
4 Anjou pears
4 tbsp butter
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
creme fraiche or heavy cream for drizzling (optional)
Peel and slice the pears in half.
I cut a little bit off the round bottom, so they lay flat.
Scoop out the seeds with a melon baller (easy).
Lay the pears on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Place a little piece of butter in each pear half.
Sprinkle w/ some sea salt and top with stems of thyme.
Drizzle the tops with some honey.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 400F oven.
Carefully flip over with a thin spatula and roast another 20 minutes until caramelized.
Serve immediately in bowls with cream or just plain.
They make a nice breakfast too with some granola.