Californian Baked Pears
Californian baked pears.
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
grated zest of 1⁄2 lemon
4 dessert pears
300g/11oz canned fruit cocktail
in syrup 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed spice
• Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 375°F/Gas mark 5.
• Melt the butter in a flameproof casserole dish. Add the sugar and lemon zest. Peel the pears, and turn in this mixture. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
• Add the fruit cocktail and its syrup, and sprinkle with the mixed spice. Return to the oven for 10 minutes.
• Lift the pears out onto warmed plates. Stir the fruit cocktail well into the pan juices. Spoon around the pears, and serve immediately.