© Kana Okada
Active Time
40 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : 4

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How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 400°. Quarter and core the pears; dust generously with confectioners' sugar. In a large, ovenproof nonstick skillet, melt the butter. Add the pears, cut sides down, and cook over high heat until richly browned, 10 minutes.

Step 2    

Turn the pears skin sides down. Pour in the Moscato. Roast the pears in the oven until the pears are tender and the wine has reduced to a syrup, about 18 minutes. Transfer the pears to a platter.

Step 3    

Meanwhile, add the Poire Williams to the skillet and boil for about 3 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Add the cider and bring to a boil. Add the apple slices, cover and simmer over low heat, turning once, until the apple slices are translucent, about 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the cider has reduced to a syrup. Spoon the apples into shallow bowls and top them with the pear wedges. Dust with cinnamon and serve with whipped cream.

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