by Eileen Goltz, CuisinebyEileen.com
These are so easy to prepare and taste delicious. Makes a great dessert presentation and can be prepared either dairy or non-dairy.
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
2 medium firm ripe pears
sweetened whipped cream or pareve whipped topping
2 teaspoons sliced almonds, toasted
Preheat oven to 350.
In a small sauce pan, combine sugar, water, and butter. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove the caramel mixture from heat and set aside.
Peel and core pears, and cut pears in half lengthwise. Arrange pear halves, cut sides up, in a baking dish and drizzle the caramel mixture over the top of the pears. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
Uncover and bake an additional 25 minutes or until tender.
Place pear halves in dessert dishes; spoon 2 tablespoons of caramel mixture evenly over pears. Top with whipped cream and almonds.
Yield: Serves 2 to 4.
Recipes: Desserts, Fruit, Pears, Dairy or Parve, Kosher