Baked Pears

Episode 7 - Baked Pears


  • 4 Pear halves
  • 8 tbsp of Castor Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla been split and broken into pieces
  • 6 tbsp of Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Choose an ovenproof dish which the halve pears will fit with no extra space.
  2. Butter dish well and peel, halve and core pears.
  3. Place Pear halves in dish & hollow side up.
  4. Scatter Castor Sugar over (1 tbsp per halve pear)
  5. Then dot with butter.
  6. Place Vanilla bean pieces in the dish, then pour water.
  7. Cover your dish tightly with foil and bake for at least 1 to 1½ hours.
  8. When pears are tender, remove foil and spoon 1 teaspoon of thick cream into each pear hollow.
  9. Increase oven temperature to 200°C.
  10. Return dish, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes until cream has melted and mingled with the buttery juices.
  11. Allow to cool a little before serving.