Monday, January 30, 2012

Roasted Pears with Strawberries

I know everybody loves to consume fruits raw or as such. But I love to try them differently as well. I know that we can use them in crumbles,crisps etc  but I prefer something quickie and different. So easiest way is roasting and baking. And roasting is preferred first as it takes few minutes only. This time also with pears I tried roasting and was happy with the result. I tried the recipe from USA Pears

Ingredients:
Pears: atleast 1 halved lengthwise and cored
Melted Butter: 1-2 tbsp

Strawberry: few handfuls
Sugar: as per taste

Preparation:

Strawberries: Slice the strawberries and toss them with sugar -granulated or powdered and sit for atleast 5 minutes.

Halve the pear lengthwise and core each half to make a sizeable hole within which we can fill the strawberries.
You can optionally peel the pears. Brush melted butter on each side of the halves and place them cut side up on a greased baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in a oven preheated at the maximum temperature.

Roast the pears till they start to brown. Roughly 4 minutes after which turn them over and continue roasting for another 2-3 minutes. 

Take out, cool for sometime and fill with the strawberries and serve.You can drizzle the top with  the  syrup/liquid along with the strawberries as well.


You can actually serve the pears with cream cheese or jam etc as a dessert or cut them up and serve within salads or whatever way you like. 

The texture of the pear after roasting slightly changes though it was still crunchy as  the raw fruit. There was a slight smoky taste about the roasted pear which made it all the more exotic, I feel. The combo of the pears and berries was much better than expected as they balanced each other very well.

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