Roasted Pears with Amaretti and Amaretto

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons amaretto or other almond-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 firm-ripe Bartlett pears, halved lengthwise and cored
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 amaretti cookies (Italian almond macaroons; 1/2 inch in diameter), crumbled
Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Mix amaretto and vinegar in a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Put pears, cut sides down, in dish.

Roast pears 15 minutes. Add water and roast until pears are tender but still hold their shape, 8 to 10 minutes more.

Arrange pears, cut sides up, on a platter and spoon pan juices over them. Sprinkle with half of cookie crumbs, then baste with pan juices. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs and serve warm or at room temperature.


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