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Ginger Baked Pear Recipe [Paleo, AIP]
"I first had baked pear for dessert at Alison Golden‘s house several years ago, and I was recently reminded of it again when I had a similar dessert at a restaurant in Porto, Portugal. Baked pears are actually really easy to make but they are a fancy Paleo dessert that will wow people. Most baked pear recipes use autumn or winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, but I found the addition of ginger really helped to make it an anytime dessert and keep it AIP-friendly. There’s a very light spiciness that enhances the sweetness from the pears and the honey coating. Many baked pear recipes are also made using pear halves, but it’s way easier if you don’t have to cut up the pear and hollow out the core. (I like keeping recipes easy!)"
Preparation Time5 min
Cooking Time1 hr
- 2 Bartlett/Williams pears
- 1.5 Tablespoon (22 ml) honey
- 1.5 Tablespoon (22 ml) coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons (6 g) ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
Mix together the honey, coconut oil, ginger powder, and lemon juice in a small bowl.
Peel the pears and make sure they can stand by themselves on a baking tray. If not, then cut off a slice on the bottom of the pear to make it flat so that it can stand.
Use your hands (or a spoon or a brush) to cover the pears with the mixture. You should only need to use a very small amount of mixture to cover the pears (around 1/4 of the mixture).
Place an aluminum foil on a baking tray and place the pears on the tray and bake for 1 hour.
After 15 minutes, use a spoon to pour a bit more of the mixture on each pear. After 30 minutes in the oven, pour a bit more mixture on each pear. Continue baking for the last 30 minutes until the pear is pretty soft (you should be able to cut it with a spoon).
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