Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 large ripe Stemilt pears
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cold butter

If you like poached pears, then you love this tasty dessert!

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  • Yield
    8 servings
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • Total time
  • Cuisine
    American
  • In Category
    Dessert
  • Level
    Moderate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Soak raisins in hot water, allow them to soak while preparing the rest of the recipe.
  3. Next, carefully peel the pears, maintaining their unique shape.  (A potato peeler works very well for this).
  4. Cut the pears in half lengthwise and place core-side up in a 13 x 9 baking dish. 
  5. Use a melon baller (or large spoon) to scoop out the cores from the pear halves and discard.
  6. Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl, and sprinkle equally over the pear halves.
  7. Chop the butter into tiny pieces and place an equal amount over all eight of the pear halves. 
  8. Drain the water from the raisins, and sprinkle over the pears.
  9. Pour just enough water in the bottom of the baking dish to cover the bottom and bake the pears until just tender; about 30-40 minutes.
  10. Serve warm. 
  11. Ice cream makes an excellent accompaniment!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 129
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Trans Fat Content: 0 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 4 mg
  • Sodium Content: 19 mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 30 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Sugar Content: 21 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g