Roasted Pears

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide

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    Roasted Pears.

    This time of year can be brutal for those with sensitive stomachs. It can be really hard not to feel excluded, especially when all of the fun seems to be centered on heavy foods and high caloric desserts. Sometimes, the best defense is a good offense (i.e. offer to be in charge of the dessert).  Fruit is naturally sweet and cooking or roasted it can reduce the level of acidity and make it easier to digest.

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    4 ripe Bartlett pears

    5 Tbs. sugar

    2 Tbs. canola oil

    2 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest



    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and quarter pears. Cut out the seeds and stems. Coat a large ovenproof skillet and preheat to medium high heat. On a plate, spread out the sugar. Dredge the pear pieces in the sugar and place in the skillet. Lightly brown the pears on all sides, turning as needed. Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 15 minutes (or until the pears are fork tender). Spoon juices over the pears, garnish with the lemon zest and serve warm. 

Published On: November 26, 2013