Saturday, January 28, 2012

A pear of ideas

Do you like pears? Several varieties line the fruit bins at the grocery right now. I bought a couple of Bosc pears without knowing much about them. After a quick cruise on some recipe sites, I decided to bake them in the microwave.

Nuked Boscs

1 Bosc pear, halved lengthwise and cored

1 T. dark brown sugar

2 t. whipped butter

1 t. cinnamon (more or less to taste)

Place pear halves in glass bowl. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving an opening for steam to escape.

Microwave on 50 percent for 90 seconds. If the pear is not done enough to suit you, microwave for another 30 seconds at 50 percent.

For a real treat, add 1.5 t. whipped cream cheese and a sprinkling of walnuts into the core cavity.

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