Friday, March 21, 2014

Maple Baked/Poached Pears (Paleo)

Hello Autumn!  Orangey leaves, 'fall fashion' and fruity, baked desserts.  All happy things.

Among my friends and family, there are not many pear fans, but quite a few pear trees, so I've come up with this version of a baked pear that seems to be universally accepted as delicious.

The method is so simple that I'm not going to bother with a printable recipe, you can memorise it ;)

Cut up your pears, dollop coconut oil all over them and drizzle with maple syrup or honey.

Pour a little water, or juice, or even wine (I used grape juice) into the pan, and place it in the oven at about 180C. You might need to turn it down if they are looking a bit too crispy on the edges. Just channel your inner Nigella and keep an eye on things.

As the pears cook, periodically spoon the liquid over them, and turn the pears.

These ones took about 40 minutes. A longer, slower cook makes them softer and more caramelised, but I wanted a slightly firm version.

Serve with coconut cream or yogurt.

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