Pear Ingredients: 4 Bosc pears, halved and cored ¼ cup orange juice ¼ cup honey or brown sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pomegranate Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate juice ¼ cup honey 1 cinnamon stick or ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons grated orange peel Pomegranate seeds, garnish (optional)
Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, honey, and cinnamon. 2. In a roasting pan or oven-proof baking dish, arrange pears cut side up. Pour orange juice, honey, and cinnamon over the pears. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pears are fork tender. 3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over high heat add pomegranate juice, honey, cinnamon, and orange peel. Simmer until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly. 4. Spoon sauce over pears. Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
(Can be made up to 4 hours ahead. Let sauce and pears stand at room temperature. Rewarm sauce just before serving. Yield: 8 servings)