Oxmoor House
Prep Time
18 Mins
Cook Time
53 Mins
Other Time
2 Hours 5 Mins
6 servings

Spiced ice cream gently melts over warm and tender vanilla-poached pears. To make the dessert ahead, bake the pears, and refrigerate them before broiling. When you're ready to serve dessert, sprinkle the pears with sugar, and broil-perfect for easy entertaining.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine ice cream and allspice in a freezer-safe container; stir well. Cover; freeze 2 hours or until firm.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 3

Peel and core pears; cut each pear in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact. Place pears, cut sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Brush pear halves with lemon juice; drizzle with melted butter.

Step 4

Place pear nectar in a small saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to nectar. Stir in honey. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour boiling mixture over pears. Cover loosely with foil; bake at 375° for 35 minutes, basting frequently with cooking liquid. Uncover; turn pears over. Stir in wine. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes, basting occasionally with cooking liquid. Remove pears from oven.

Step 5

Preheat broiler.

Step 6

While broiler preheats, discard vanilla bean. Turn pears, cut sides down, and sprinkle with sugar. Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is caramelized (add additional pear nectar, as needed, if liquid boils away). Remove pears from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Place pear halves in each of 6 dessert dishes; drizzle cooking liquid evenly over each pear. Top each pear half with 1/4 cup ice cream, and sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon almonds.

Chef's Notes

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