Just writing this post about baked pears makes my mouth water. This is such an easy treat to make, and it's a great dessert alternative to cakes, cookies or ice cream. Plus, you can use any leftovers for a topping with oatmeal or pancakes. This recipe is adapted from Pure Simple Cooking
Bosc Pears, halved & cored
1 1/4 cup Marsala wine [or Moscato, Moscatel, Sherry] AND 1/4 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon
4 TBSP. brown sugar
1/2 CUP tart dried cherries [the original recipe calls for raisins, but I love the tartness of the cherries and the flavor pairs nicely with the pears]
Greek yogurt for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 400º
2. Place pears, cut-side up, in baking dish and evenly distribute cherries throughout.
3. Pour Marsala, water and lemon juice in dish. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over cut pears. Bake in oven until tender. Flip pears occasionally to brown cut-sides. Depending on how many pears you have, baking time can be 45 minutes or longer.