Monday, November 8, 2010
Here is a warm, comforting, Paleo dessert, that is just perfect for these chilly Autumn days! It's a simple dessert, full of sweet fruity flavors with hints of vanilla and cinnamon! It's tasty and presentable... and perfect for your Paleo guests! Hope you enjoy...
4 ripe Bosc pears, with stems (washed and dried)
1 C sweet, fruity white wine (I used a sweet Madeira)
1/4 C honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cinnamon sticks (halved)
2 bay leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut thin slice off the bottom of each pear, so they will stand upright nicely. Place pears in a shallow baking dish or pie pan. Whisk wine, vanilla and honey in a bowl. Pour over the pears. Add cinnamon sticks and bay leaves around the pears.
Roast pears for about 45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes! Carefully transfer pears to a serving dish. Pour wine mixture into a small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil for about 5 minutes, until thickened. Drizzle over the pears and garnish with the cinnamon sticks and bay leaves. I think it's best served warm, but it would definitely be good at room temperature or even chilled. Yummmm!
*I adapted this recipe from a Riesling Baked Pear recipe I found on the site: eatingwell.com