Vin Santo Roasted Pears

Christopher Hirsheimer

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup  sugar
  •   Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Cup  vin santo, or another sweet dessert wine
  • whole vanilla bean
  • ripe, semi-firm pears, halved and peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons  soft butter

We roast Anjou, Comice, or Bartlett pears for this simple dessert in any number of Italian passiti, or sweet dessert wines — vin santo from Tuscany, recioto di soave from the Veneto, or any of the nonsparkling moscati. The prices and delicate flavors of these wines vary; choose one that suits your budget and taste. 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Put the sugar, lemon juice, and the dessert wine in a medium baking dish and stir until the sugar dissolves. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the dish, then add the pod. Use a measuring spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the core. Arrange the pears in the dish in a single layer, cut side down. Spoon the wine over the pears. Scatter the butter in pieces around the pears. 

Roast the pears, basting them once or twice, until they are tender and the juices are syrupy, about 1 hour. Let the pears cool before serving them. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

248 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

12%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 24g 37%
  • Carbs 176g 59%
  • Saturated 15g 74%
  • Fiber 23g 92%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 129g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 3g 7%
  • Cholesterol 61mg 20%
  • Sodium 21mg 1%
  • Calcium 88mg 9%
  • Magnesium 63mg 16%
  • Potassium 976mg 28%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 106mg 15%
  • Vitamin A 202µg 22%
  • Vitamin C 46mg 77%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 14%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 12%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 54µg 13%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 33µg 42%
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