Oven-Poached Pears in Cream

Summary

Yield
Servings:
Prep time30 minutes
Recipe TypesGluten Free Snacks and Treats Vegetarian sides

Description

Easy but elegant

Ingredients

2 pears (Unpeeled, halved lengthwise and cored)
2Tgranulated sugar
2Tbutter, softened
1⁄2cheavy cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 Butter a shallow 8"X8" baking dish with 1 Tb. butter and sprinkle bottom of dish with 1 Tb. sugar.

Place pears in dish, cut side down. Dot with remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake for 10 minutes. Pour cream over pears and return to oven for 20 more minutes or until the pears are tender and the cream has reduced to a thick sauce.

Serve on elegant plate, spooning the cream over the pears.  Garnish with a sprig of mint and toasted, slivered almonds. 

Notes

 I have tried a few addtions to this (cinnamon, berries etc.) but always come back to this basic recipe.  It is simple and elegant and does not really need anything added.  For a special treat I will occasionally serve these pears over lightly toasted, buttered Brioche.  Yum!!!

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Made it this morning.  They loved it.  She said (after admitting this was a test for me) "I wouldn't tweak it a bit"  "Simpy Elegant" 

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Have you tried baking these without the butter? Olive oil?

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 No, I aways use a tiny bit of butter, but honestly, I never measure...just a tiny bit to coat the pear.  I think you could easily leave the butter out and perhaps just pour the cream over the top of pears.  Then again...as long as you make it with heavy cream you may as well include the butter!

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I only meant because the other version says 'vegan' so was wondering how you poach them. Maybe just the sugar would do it.

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Ahhh, yes, I see what you mean...but in the other version (Autumn poached pears) the fruit is poached in OJ, not cream.   For a vegan version just leave out the butter all together. 

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 I saw a neat soy yoghurt at the store the other day, I will remember it for our next Vegan guests, it looked really good (actually).

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Joey Bloggs wrote:
I saw a neat soy yoghurt at the store the other day, I will remember it for our next Vegan guests, it looked really good (actually).

We've had the soy yogurt - it's okay.  My preference, when I can find it, is coconut milk yogurt for vegans.  It's thinner than the regular stuff but pretty tasty.

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muirford wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:
I saw a neat soy yoghurt at the store the other day, I will remember it for our next Vegan guests, it looked really good (actually).

We've had the soy yogurt - it's okay.  My preference, when I can find it, is coconut milk yogurt for vegans.  It's thinner than the regular stuff but pretty tasty.

We just bought some last week, it was thicker than regular yogurt for us. It was also a little underwhelming in taste. We made yogurt brule with it, using raw sugar, of course, since some vegans won't touch white sugar.

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Sounds yummy.  May serve this tomorrow for my twosome.   Question - I have a vegan this next weekend, have you tried Soy with this & omiting the butter, maybe using margerine in its place? 

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I just posted a Vegan version using pumpkin pie spice and OJ.....it is a lighter version and the one I most often make.  I do serve it over yogurt or with mascarpone but it would be equally delicous on its own. 

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Just read it, thanks!  I will serve it on it's own for the vegan & the others get the extras!  Sounds great!

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  drool

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  drool

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