Baked Pears with Raspberry Sauce

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins

This simple, elegant dessert satisfies a sweet tooth without being too rich.


  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces

  • cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 4 firm, ripe Bartlett pears, (about 1 ½ pounds), peeled, halved, and cored (stems left intact)

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed and drained


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In an ovenproof skillet, combine butter, sugar, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Add pears, cut side down; cover with foil. Bake, turning pears over halfway through, until tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, about 25 minutes.

  2. Lift pear halves with a slotted spoon, allowing any juices to drip back into skillet, and divide among four serving plates. Bring liquid in skillet to a boil over medium heat. Add cream; cook until slightly thickened, 1 minute. Stir in raspberries. Spoon sauce over pears; serve.

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