Golden Pear and Almond Gratin

  • Yield: 6 servings


1/2cup honey
1/4cup dry white wine
1tablespoon lemon juice
1tablespoon orange juice
1/2cup sliced almonds, toasted and divided
1tablespoon grated lemon peel
1tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
2pounds ripe pears, peeled, halved, cored and cut


  1. In saucepan, combine honey, wine, lemon and orange juices. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking to dissolve honey. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, chop 1/4 cup almonds. In small bowl, stir together chopped almonds, lemon peel, orange peel and cinnamon until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
  3. In greased 10-inch gratin dish or pie plate, layer half of pear slices; sprinkle with chopped almond mixture. Top with remaining pear slices and remaining 1/4 cup sliced almonds. Pour honey mixture over pears.
  4. Bake at 400F for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve warm or chilled.

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