Baked Pears With Blueberries Recipe

Pears perfected with a blueberry sauce.


4 pears, peeled, halved and cored
1/2 cup wild low-bush blueberries
6 tbsp sugar
4 tsp butter
Drizzle of cassis or blueberry liqueur (optional)


Step 1: Heat the oven to 400°F. Lay the pear halves in a baking dish just large enough to hold them.

Step 2: Scatter the pears with the blueberries, followed by the sugar. Put 1/2 tsp of butter on each pear half. Drizzle over a judicious amount of liqueur, if using.

Step 3: Cover with foil and bake until the pears are perfectly tender, about 45 minutes. Serve the pear halves with the blueberry juices spooned over.

Reprinted with permission from Laura Calder's Paris Express (2014 HarperCollins Canada).