Preheat oven t0 425 degrees. Halve and core pears, leaving stems intact. Pour 1/2 inch of water into the bottom of an 8x8 inch shallow baking dish. Place pears in the dish and drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup into each hollowed-out center. Add remaining maple syrup around pears. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until tender and slightly browned.
In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, reduce the Cinnamon Pear balsamic by half; when cooled, it should be the consistency of syrup. Pour a small pool of balsamic reduction onto a dessert plate and place one warm roasted pear in the center of the plate. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and garnish with berries and fresh mint.
This dessert was really easy to make. And absolutely delicious. I made it for a dinner party with friends and everyone wanted a copy of the recipe. Be careful to watch the balsamic during the reduction process as it can turn tasty into nasty in a split second. I dressed mine with a few raspberries and a fresh mint leaf. With a small side of vanilla ice cream. It looked as beautiful as it was tasty.
Reviewed by Debbie on Aug. 22, 2021, 6:39 p.m.