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Baked Ginger Pears Recipe


Baked Ginger Pears

Prep Time ~ 15 mins Cooking Time ~ 30-40 mins
Approx Cost ~ £3.40 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ No Serves ~ 6

Tips ~ Comice or Conference pears will both do nicely here, as long as they are just on the point of ripeness.

Do ahead - top the pears with the biscuit filling up to 3 hours before baking. Store covered in the fridge until needed.


6 just-ripe pears, halved lengthways

1 tbsp lemon juice

12 ginger-nut biscuits, fairly well crushed

6 nuggets stem ginger, finely chopped

110g / 4oz butter, melted plus extra for greasing

1 large egg yolk

6 tbsp syrup from the stem ginger jar


  • Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6.
  • Remove the cores from the pears, and then brush the cut sides with lemon juice.
  • In a bowl, mix the biscuits, chopped ginger, melted butter and egg yolk together. Use for filling the pear halves and mound up a little in the middle, taking it to the edges.
  • Arrange in a buttered ovenproof dish just large enough to fit the pears snugly side by side.
  • Drizzle with the ginger syrup and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until the pears are cooked through and the topping has crisped up a little.
  • Served on warmed dessert plates with some cream or a scoop of ice cream