Recipe: Baked Pears

Meenakshi Kaur

Enjoy pears stuffed with dry fruits, flavoured with star anise.


Pears fresh 4
Raisins 2 tsp
Cherries 5-6
Blackcurrants 2 tsp
Star anise, powdered 1/2 tsp
Honey 3 tsp


Preheat the oven to 180C.

Cut the top off the pears and core them.

In a bowl mix together raisins, tutti frutti, cherries, black

Add star anise powder and mix well. Add honey and mix again.

Stuff this mixture into the cored pears and press gently.

Place the pears on a baking tray and cover them with the pear tops that were cut off and secure them from the side with a toothpick.

Put the remaining stuffing on the baking tray and add three-fourth glass of water so that the stuffing does not burn.

Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake till the pears get cooked – for about twenty-five to thirty minutes.

If the water dries up, add a little in between the baking. Serve warm.