Honey-baked pears with ricotta
Cooking Time – 30 Minutes
4 Firm, ripe Josephine Pears, halved leaving stems intact
200g low-fast fresh ricotta
2 tbs honey
8 Amaretti Biscuits, roughly crushed
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and centre core of each pear half to make a round hollow. Place the pear halves on the lined tray.
2. Spoon the ricotta into the hollows in the pear halves. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with biscuit.
3. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until pear is tender and biscuit is golden brown. Divide pear halves among serving plates. Drizzle with remaining honey in the dish to serve.
Recipe courtesy of Australian Good Taste – June 2006 , Page 57