Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Maple Baked Spiced Pears

I love pears.  They are sweet, juicy and messy.  A definite comfort food around this time of year.
Every once in a while, I come across a recipe that is different than most.  This Maple Baked Spiced Pear is one of them.

Recipes From "The Grove"
Maple Baked Spiced Pears

4 firm pears
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Maple Grove Pure Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon ginger powder
6 whole allspice
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup vanilla wafers, crushed

Preheat oven to 375F. Core and peel pears and cut into large chunks. Spoon into a 1-quart baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice. Set aside. In a small saucepan, melt next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour syrup mixture over pears. Sprinkle with cranberries and wafers. Bake for 30 minutes.