Orange Marmalade Baked Pears

Still can’t figure out what I want for breakfast. I know a decent breakfast can make or break your day. I’m not talking about the food pyramid. Or anything approaching scientific. I mean, if I start the day eating junk I’ll be a pig for the rest of the day. I know me. Breakfast is like a trigger meal, and so I usually have yogurt and fruit but honestly, one can get really tired of that.

Yesterday I made baked pear because somehow the thought of just eating a piece of fruit didn’t seem interesting enough to satisfy. It was good and I’m leaving the recipe (which you can use for dessert too I suppose). But I’m looking for something else for today. I’ll let you know what I come up with. I got some good suggestions from people but would appreciate more ideas from anybody.

orange Marmalade Baked Pears

  • 2 ripe pears
  • 2 teaspoons bitter orange marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • cinnamon
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the pears in half lengthwise. Remove the core and seeds. Place the pears cut side up in a baking pan. Brush the marmalade over the cut surfaces. Sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour the juice around the pears in the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, basting once or twice. Let cool slightly.

Makes 2 servings