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Baked Pears With Lemon Sauce

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“A healthy and delicious fruit dessert. I think I originally got this recipe from the Deaf Smith Country Cook Book. Time for cooking is very approximate (see recipe, step 8).”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make lemon sauce ahead of time: Dissolve arrowroot in a little milk; place in a saucepan with rest of milk and cinnamon stick.
  2. Stir and cook over low heat, stirring, until slightly thickened.
  3. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice and 1/4 cup of the honey.
  4. Remove from heat, remove and discard cinnamon stick, cover and place in refrigerator to chill.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Halve and core pears; place in a glass baking dish.
  7. In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup honey, water and cloves just to boiling point, but do not boil; pour over pears.
  8. Bake until pears are fork-tender (time for this varies considerably depending on firmness of pears--really hard ones can take as much as an hour).
  9. Remove and discard whole cloves.
  10. Serve warm with chilled lemon sauce.

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