• 9 Ratings

This dessert is sweet, spiced, and everything nice. Whole Bosc pears are roasted for nearly three hours with raisins in a rich marinade. Ruby port wine, honey, star anise, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, and vanilla beans infuse the fruit with fantastic flavor. Serve on their own or over vanilla ice cream. 

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Stir together port, honey, star anise, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, and vanilla bean in a large roasting pan. Add raisins. Cut a 1/4-inch-thick slice from bottom of each pear to level, and then place pears in pan.

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  • Bake pears, basting with pan juices every 15 minutes, until skins are wrinkled and pears are golden brown and tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Let cool in pan on a wire rack.

  • Arrange pears on a serving platter. Pass pan syrup through a fine sieve set over a bowl; discard solids. Drizzle syrup over pears.

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9 Ratings
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