By Food + Drink Contributor Sara Little
Just like the mango and carrot sauté I shared a couple of weeks ago, this recipe is delicious for both adults (dessert or side dish) and kids (makes a fantastic baby food!)
8 Ripe Pears
1T Brown Sugar
HOW TO PREP
Finely dice pears into 1/4" pieces. I leave the skin on because there are several nutrients contained in the skin; however, you only want to leave the skin on if you are buying organic.
Grate 1/8 teaspoon of fresh ginger with a microplane.
Juice and zest 1 lemon.
HOW TO COOK
Place diced pears in a baking dish lined with parchment paper for easier clean up.
Cut the butter into very small pieces and distribute over the pears.
Spread the brown sugar, grated ginger, and the juice, as well as the zest, of one lemon over the pears.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes (you may have to adjust the baking time depending on how ripe the pears are). I usually buy really ripe Bartletts, so my bake time is pretty quick.
For adults, you can serve the baked pears over vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert. For baby, serve as a topper for oatmeal or add to sauteed spinach and mix in a blender for a yummy puree. (As with any baby food, you will want to introduce these ingredients separately to gauge for food allergies before serving them together.) Again, this recipe can be used to make the whole family happy!
I'll be sharing more of these one dish recipes family recipes in the coming weeks. - Sara
Wine Country Goodness, and travels the country in search of the best places to stay, explore, eat, and drink. You can also find Sara on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
ALSO FIND US HERE: BLOGLOVIN' // INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK // TWITTER // PINTEREST