Prep Time
50 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
6 servings (Serving size: 1/2 pear)

Great light dessert

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to Peel pears, cut in half, leave stem intact, and scoop out cores. Arrange pears in a buttered dish, cut side up, in one layer. Divide butter over top. sprinkle brown sugar over pears. Drizzle lemon juice and salt all over.

Step 2

Bake pears in oven for 20 minutes or until they begin to soften. Turn pears over and bake for 15 minutes more or until tip of a knife easily penetrates pear. Transfer pears to a plate, reserving juices and cover to keep warm.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract, and pear cooking juices. Mix well and taste. Add more brown sugar or lemon juice to taste, if necessary.

Step 4

Arrange warm pears on a serving plate with a dollop of mascarpone cream. Using a small sieve, sift confectioner's sugar over pears.

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