Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baked Pears with Custard Sauce

Life isn’t worth living without a good dessert as an occasional indulgence. This one is nice enough for company, but easy enough to make for yourself. Stick to one pear half with some custard sauce and you can stay within your paleo limits.

2 ripe pears
¼ cup dates, chopped
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup fresh orange juice
Freshy grated nutmeg, or ground nutmeg

1 cup coconut milk (So Delicious)
2 egg yolks, beaten
1-2 tablespoons agave nectar
Dash of sea salt
1 teaspoon rum extract (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To prepare the pears:

Cut pears in half lengthwise. Scoop out the core with a spoon. Mix the dates and walnuts together and spoon into the center of each pear half. Place the pears in a baking dish and pour the orange juice around them. Drizzle the honey over the top of the pears and sprinkle with a little nutmeg.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the pears still hold their shape but are cooked through. (Spoon some of the orange juice over the pears as they cook.)

While the pears are cooking, prepare the custard:

Combine coconut milk through rum extract in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until thickened. Serve warm over top of pears.

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