Pere al Forno (Baked Pear)

Sue Freeman  posted 5-17-98

Carl Grostini  Culinary Instuctor

Pere al Forno 
(Baked Pears) 

6 large pears..make sure they are firm but ripe 
1 cup Marsala wine (or any sweet white wine) 
1 cup sugar 
2/3 cup water 
1 stick cinnamon 

Wedges of Gargonzola cheese as a garnish 

Wash pears throughly. Cut the bottoms slightly so they sit upright.
Place pears in gratin or baking dish and pour wine over the pears. 
Sprinkle with sugar and add water and put the cinnamon stick in the
dish. Bake until done about 1 hour in a 375 F oven. 

When baked, remove to individual dishes and boil down the liquid left 
in the baking dish until nice and thick. Don't burn this. Remove cinnamon 
stick and drizzle over pears. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Serve
with a wedge of Gargonzola cheese. 

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