Ginger-Flavored Roasted Pears
This easy recipe uses one of winter's favorite fruits — pears. It has a nice aroma and can be used as a dessert with the yogurt or as a side dish when served alone. Without the yogurt, each serving contains only 161 calories.
- 4 large firm Bosc or Bartlett pears
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon finely slivered, peeled fresh ginger root
- Vanilla frozen yogurt (optional)
Heat oven to 350° F. Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise. Remove cores. (A melon-ball cutter does a nice job.) Arrange pears, cut sides down, on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush pears with some melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and ginger. Roast for 15 minutes. Turn pears over; brush with remaining butter and syrup that forms in the pan. Bake 10 minutes longer or until pears are glazed and tender. Cool pears slightly.
To serve, place 2 warm pear halves in each of 4 small serving dishes and spoon any remaining syrup in pan over them. Top with a scoop of frozen yogurt, if serving for dessert, and serve immediately.