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Baked Pears with Streusel Filling

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 pear half and about 1 tablespoon cooking liquid)
This breakfast or brunch dish requires surprisingly little effort. Prepare the streusel up to two days in advance, stirring in the pecans just before baking to preserve their texture.

Ingredients

  • Streusel:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 ounce)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Pears:
  • 3 Anjou pears, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple brandy

Nutrition Information

  • calories 200
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 6.6 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 34.4 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 124 mg
  • calcium 26 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. To prepare streusel, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through allspice) in a bowl. Stir with a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans.

  3. To prepare pears, using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out core from each pear half. Spoon streusel evenly into pear halves. Place pear halves, cut sides up, in an 8-inch square baking dish. Pour apple juice and apple brandy into dish. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve pears warm. Drizzle evenly with cooking liquid.