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Pears baked in Marsala

A syrup of brown sugar and Marsala adds rich flavour and depth to pears, while creamy ricotta tempers the sweetness.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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A syrup of brown sugar and Marsala adds rich flavour and depth to pears, while creamy ricotta tempers the sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 4 pears, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 80 ml Marsala
  • 75 gm (⅓ cup) brown sugar or rapadura sugar
  • Thinly peeled zest of ½ orange
  • Ricotta, mascarpone or gelato to serve

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine ingredients in a roasting pan in one layer, toss to coat, then bake until pears are tender and a syrup forms (20-25 minutes).
  • 2
    Serve warm topped with a spoonful of ricotta.