With Valentines day coming up, I’ve been experimenting with different sweets to make for my sweet wife. I’ve been cooking with a lot of Trader Joe’s raw honey, which is a much better alternative than sugar. This can be a good idea if you’re cooking for your significant other, and want a little something to help cap off the meal! This recipe and pictures are courtesy of livesimply.me
- 2 ripe pears (any variety), halved
- ½ TB cold butter, cubed or 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- ¼ cup pecans or other nuts, finely chopped
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 TB honey
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Spoon the seeds from the pears to create a small cavity in the flesh of the pears. Place the pear halves in a high-rimmed baking dish.
- Distribute the butter cubes or olive oil evenly in the cavity of each pear.
- In a small bowl, mix together the chopped pecans/nuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon the mixture in the cavity of the pears, and on the top of the pears (if the cavities can’t hold anymore filling).
- Finally, drizzle the honey evenly over the pears.
- Bake the pears, uncovered, for 25 minutes, until they are fragrant and soft.
- Serve the pears warm with ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.