Have we talked dessert yet? If your meals are anything like mine, guests are full before the entree hits the table. So desserts becomes a burden and guests have to force themselves. In these situations, it is best to offer a small and light dessert like Roasted Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream.
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 firm pear, peeled, halved, cored (about 1 pound)
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut the pears in half and remove the core. Arrange the pears cut side up. Combine orange juice, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter in a saucepan and cook until butter melts. Pour the sauce over the pears and bake the pears until tender. Check with the sharp tip of knife and pierce the pear.
Place the pear and a platter and add a scoop of ice cream. Pour a tablespoon of liquid from the pears on top of ice cream and pears. Garnish with mint leaves.