This recipe pleasantly proves you can offer guests an elegant dessert with little fuss. Pop fruit-topped pears in the oven and bake…then enjoy time with family and friends. —Crystal Allen, Collinsville, Texas
- 6 medium Bosc pears
- 2 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- Dash salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Place pears on their sides in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; arrange oranges and raisins around pears. In a small bowl, combine the water, brown sugar and salt. Pour over fruit; dot with butter.
- Cover and bake at 325° for 55-65 minutes or until pears are tender, basting occasionally. Halve and core pears; top with fruit mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pear Fruit Compote in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p142
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