Roasted Pears w/ Blood Orange & Pomegranates Recipe

I am first and foremost a gardener ~ pleased as punch to say that after 7 years of tender loving care, I have a pear crop! (Find the yummy recipe at the bottom of this blog post.)

I also have a few plums, apples, cherries and crab apples. (Look out!) I planted these saplings to feed the birds. Feel sorry for them in this harsh, high plains desert. Though I also wonder about their intelligence. Since they can fly for free, why don't they go some place lush and lovely?

Because that's what I do. Every time I bank enough frequent flier miles to do so.

Anyhoo! Planting fruit trees has worked out better than I ever expected. The birds love 'em and so do my dinner guests. This autumn I'm cooking up all kinds of special goodies...

Did you know? Each Pomegranate contains about 800 seeds and they make a delightful sweet tart garnish for pretty much anything.

Roasted Pears with Blood Orange & Pomegranates Recipe
  • 3/4 cup Red Zinfandel wine
  • 3/4 cup Pomegranate juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 blood orange, peeled, sectioned
  • 1/3 cup sugar
Top with:
  • 1/2 cup fresh Pomegranate seeds
  • Truly fabulous vanilla bean ice cream
How to:
Combine top list of ingredients (everything except the sugar and pom seeds) in a sauce pan, over low heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Add sugar, stir until dissolved.

Take 6 ripe, luscious pears and partially peel them ~ create stripes by peeling lengthwise, leaving a space and peel another strip. (Makes them look very pretty and unique.) Remove the core from the bottom of the pears. Leave the stems on.

Spritz a square glass baking dish with cooking spray. Pour sauce over the pears. Roast @ 350 for about an hour.

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joey said...

Yum ... this looks like it could become a favorite :)

Lisa said...

I'm adding you to my favorites. Thanks for sharing your recipes. I just moved to the mountains of Colorado - 9000ft. I used to pride myself on my baking, now I feel like I'm ten years old again! (although at least when I was ten I could make decent brownies from a box.)

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Together We Save said...

sounds wonderful!!

Wendy said...

sounds yummy - beautiful photos!