Easy Baked Spiced Pears

For most people during the Regency/Georgian period fancy desserts were not usual. Simple dishes such as baked fruit pies or spiced fruit were more the norm.
This is a lovely recipe which is easy to make and gives you a terrific toffee finish. Serve the pears with cream or ice cream if you like.

1 ripe pear per person.
2 tbs of brown sugar
sprinkling of cinnamon sugar
sprinkling of nutmeg
1 tbs butter


Cut the pears in half and core them. Lay the pears down on their cut side and then score across the back with a knife (don’t cut all the way through).
Heat your oven to 180C/375F.

Dob the butter on the scored side of the pears. Mix the nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar together and sprinkle over the pears.
Put the pears flat side down in a baking dish and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Easy.