The sweet charm of pears – Oven-baked Pears With Dried Cranberries and Maple Syrup Served With Cardamom Zabaione
OVEN-BAKED PEARS WITH DRIED CRANBERRIES AND MAPLE SYRUP SERVED WITH CARDAMOM ZABAIONE
4 egg yolks
100 g sugar
150 ml white wine
2 largish pinches of ground cardamom
Cut the pears in halves, if you want you can peel them but it is not necessary, and take out the core with a spoon or a small scoop thing.
Grease a oven-proof form. Melt a little butter and brush the cut surfaces of the pears with it and then put the pears in the form. Put 3-4 dried cranberries into the holes and fill them with maple syrup.
Bake in a pre-heated oven (175°C/350°F) for 15-20 minutes or until the pears are cooked and soft.
While the pears are in the oven, you make the zabaione: Mix egg yolks, cardamon and sugar and whisk until the mixture is palest yellow tending towards white, then beat in the white wine and continue to beat in a baine marie/double boiler. Do not let it boil, as soon as it thickens you remove it and let it cool down a bit.
– Serve the pears with the zabaione, either warm or cold.