Easy Ginger Spiced Pears

I think it is finally autumn enough to publish this. Maybe. It is kind of an Indian summer around here though. Oh well, it’s always the right time for ginger!

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Ingredients

Serves 1-2

  • 1 pear, halved (bosc or bartlett will be fine, though I think bosc might be a little better)
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 1 tbs crystallized ginger, diced
  • pinch of dried powdered ginger

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F. (You can also use the microwave, thought it won’t get browned) Halve the pear and scoop out the seeds.

In a small bowl, mix the ricotta, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.  Fill the pear cavities with the ricotta mixture. Top with the diced ginger and sprinkle some extra cinnamon and ginger if you want. Bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Or microwave for 1 minute, or until the pear is soft. Enjoy!

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