Baked pears with a warm ginger and cream sauce is really and truly absolutely divine. It is a wonderful dessert for your family or for entertaining. And the best part is - it is so easy to make, in fact you could let your kids do this one for you! They will love it!
Ingredients (Serves 4 people)
4 large pears
300 ml (1/2 pint, 1/1/4 cups) double cream/whipping cream
55 g, (2 oz castor sugar,1/4 cup) fine castor sugar
2.5 ml, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon grated fresh root ginger
Preheat the oven to 180 C (350F,Gas 2)
Lightly butter a shallow baking dish.
Peel and halve the pears, removing the cores.
Place the pears flat side down in the dish.
Mix the cream, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg and ginger together.
Pour the mixture over the pears and place in the pre-heated oven.
Bake for about half an hour or until the pears are soft and golden brown. Baste at intervals.
Cool before serving.