Friday, March 19, 2010

Vanilla Roasted Pears with Oats

It snowed this morning. After walks outside and trips to the park three days this week, it snowed. March is so fickle. However, I think it made the perfect morning for these pears. I have had my eye on this dish for a few weeks now and couldn't wait to make it. I know it's not really pear season right now but they have been on sale at the grocery store which made it perfect. These pears are pretty quick to put together and they taste phenomenal. Even my girls scarfed them up!

1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, divided
1/4 water
1 tsp. vanilla
6 slightly-under-ripe, fragrant, medium Bartlett or Bosc pears

Preheat oven to 375. In a small mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add 1/4 of the melted butter and toss to combine. Combine water, vanilla and the other 1/4 cup of melted butter and pour it into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Peel pears and cut in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the core with a spoon and fill each cavity to overflowing with oat mixture. Place the pears in the baking dish. Roast for 30 minutes, occasionally basting with pan juices. Check for doneness at 30 minutes. If they are still a little firm, continue roasting until tender and slightly caramelized.

Serve warm with yogurt for breakfast or with ice cream for dessert.

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