Baked pears in sherry

Diana Henry / 07 October 2015

With pears in season in October, why not make this delicious seasonal dessert? It’s extremely easy to throw together and uses very few ingredients.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

45 minutes

Serves

6



Ingredients

  • 6 pears
  • 40g (1 ½ oz) soft brown sugar
  • 250ml (8fl oz) medium sherry
  • Juice of 1 lemon

To serve

  • Toasted flaked almonds

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, gas 4.

Halve six pears and put them in an ovenproof dish.

Sprinkle with the soft brown sugar, then add the sherry and the juice of a lemon.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, basting every so often with the juices.

Sprinkle with toasted flaked almonds and serve.

More pear desserts

Pear tart with crème fraîche
Pear and almond pudding cake
Chocolate pumpkin brownies with caramelised apples and pears

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