ROASTED PEARS II
This one is made with Bob’s flavors of India and a little sugar if needed to sweeten the pears.
2-4 pears (Anjou, Bartlett, or other)
- 1/2 teaspoon flavors of India spice blend per half pear (2 teaspoons for 2 pears, 3 teaspoons for 3 pears, 4 teaspons for 4 pears, etc.)
- 2-4 teaspoons sugar (1 teaspoon per pear) if needed for sweetness and extra caramelization
- 1 tablespoon EVOO
Peel pears. Cut lengthwise in half. Remove core using mellon baller. Rub each pear half with 1/2 teaspoon of the Flavors of India spice blend. Place cut side down onto oiled cookie sheet. Drizzle all with EVOO. Place into 350°F pan to roast uncovered until they begin to shrink and caramelize on the cutside touching the pan. Remove and cool to room temperature to serve. Or hold in the refrigerator until needed. Remove from refrigerator in enough time to bring to room temp. Serve with pecon coated goat cheese and blackberry ketchup, if desired.
Chef Notes: If pears are not particularly sweet, add up to 4 teaspoons of sugar to the flavors of India spice before rubbing onto pears. That’s about 1 teaspoon per pear half. This will help ensure good caramelization as well.