We had a tornado in Southern California yesterday. I have lived here all my life and don’t think I ever heard of one. We are getting pounded by rain. I walked out of my office to a river running down the street. I try not to complain knowing we are seriously spoiled with beautiful weather but try getting to your car when a river stands between.
These cold rainy nights makes me crave something warm and sweet. Inspired by a recipe I saw over at Food Loves Writing, one of the fun new food blogs I discovered last year, I made these Caramel Roasted Pears.
This recipe is so incredibly easy. You dump it all in a pan and bake it while you are eating dinner. What comes out is this creamy caramel sauce and soft, sweet pears. The first time I served this my dinner guests were craving more.
Roasted Pears In Caramel Sauce
4 pears, sliced in half, core scooped out
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup dark brown sugar packed
Half a lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place butter in a 13 x 9 baking pan: set in the heating oven until it melts.
Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over melted butter, then place pears, cut side down. Squeeze juice from half a lemon all over and put lemon, cut side down, in the pan with the fruit. Bake until tender, 30 minutes.
Remove pan from oven, turn pears over and use a pastry brush or spoon to baste the fruit with pan juices. Return to oven; bake until golden and glossy, about 10 minutes longer.
Let cool slightly before serving.
Top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle the caramel sauce over the top