Baked Pears and Cream

Summertime and pears go hand-in-hand. If you want an incredibly simple, yet elegant dessert, this one does the trick. Has been a favorite with our friends and family forever.

4 Pears—almost any kind will do, favorites are Bosc-split in half and seeded
4 T butter (stick)
4 T sugar
1 C heavy cream

With preheated over at 400 degrees. In a shallow baking dish, sprinkle half of the sugar and use half of the butter to “butter” the dish. Place the pears cut side down and dot them with the remainder of the butter, then sprinkle the remaining sugar on top. Bake for 10 minutes. Pour the cream over the pears and bake for 20 more minutes. Serve warm.