Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes

4 large, firm pears (Bartlett, Anjou, Bosc, or Colorado), peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons heavy cream

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Put mixture in glass or porcelain baking dish. Bake until sugar turns a light caramel color and pears are cooked through, about 8 to 12 minutes. Serve warm.

From “Quick Cuisine: After the Hunt” originally featured in Domain, Fall 1988