MAPLE ROASTED PEARS (Serves 2)
Super-easy, incredibly tasty dessert!
2 Ripe Bartlett Pears
1 TBSP Unsalted Butter
2 TBSP Dark Brown Sugar
2 TBSP Maple Syrup
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 375°. If you prefer them without skin, peel the pears. If not, leave skin intact. Cut pears in half lengthwise and remove the core (a melon-baller works great for this).
Melt the butter in a cast-iron (or oven-proof) skillet over low heat. Add the brown sugar and maple syrup, stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the pears, turning them a couple times to completely coat them in the mixture.
Place the pears cut side down and transfer to oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, basting with the pan mixture occasionally.
Remove the pears from the oven and transfer to a plate. Add the vanilla to the pan juice mixture and stir. If too thick, add a couple tablespoons of water to thin. Pour mixture over pears and serve.