Roasted Pears with Ginger and Vanilla Bean

Baked Pears - Ready To EatThanks so much to Jen, over at Lattes and Leggings, for posting this fall dessert. Perfect timing, since our friends (Kelley and Marco) joined us at our house for Sunday Brunch last weekend. Like any good dish, this one cooks itself with a minimum of “interference” by the cook!

Since most of the ingredients were on hand, this was a no brainer for us to try. Only changes we made: no hazelnuts, no cacao nibs, and no ice cream (did not have them on hand, so improvised)…..had leftover ricotta, so stirred it until smooth and creamy, added a touch of the same wildflower honey we used in the sauce, and a bit of vanilla extract.

Baked Pears - Close Up Vanilla Beans ready to use

Baked the pears, and could hardly wait to taste these goodies.

Baked Pears - Ready for the oven

Baked Pears - Drizzle with Sauce

Hardest part of this dessert – flipping the pears midway through baking…

Baked Pears - Flip Once

Once baked topped each pear with a scoop of the ricotta mixture, and drizzled the remaining sauce over the top.

Baked Pears - Close Up Complete

Next time, we will double / triple this one, so we can have left-overs for breakfast the next morning…ideal on a cool Fall day. 


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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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12 Responses to Roasted Pears with Ginger and Vanilla Bean

  1. Kelley says:

    You should post the pix of everything we had that day – it was all FABULOUS! Thanks so much for a wonderful day.


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  3. Oh those do look really good. That topping – yum! I do love those things that cook themselves.


  4. blvboutique says:

    Wow…that looks sooooo good.


  5. WOW they look incredible. Definitely going to give it a try! Thanks 🙂 Ill keep following along as well


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