Roasted Pears with Brown Sugar and Riesling Baked Pears are two baked pear recipes. The Food Network's sugary version begins by placing three cut-up pears in a square baking dish.
Over medium heat, whisk 1/3 cup each of apple juice and firmly packed dark brown sugar. When the sugar dissolves, pour the mixture over the pears. Bake in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 35 minutes. Pears should be firm, but tender, and slightly browned. Top each serving with vanilla ice cream.
The wine-baked pear recipe on Eating Well's website begins by standing four Bosc pears in a pie plate. Slice off the pears' bottoms so they don't tip. Whisk together 2 cups Riesling and 1/4 cup honey. Pour the liquid over the pears. Garnish the fruit with four each of cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and strips of orange zest.
Bake the pears in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 to 60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes. The pears are wrinkled and softened when done. After placing the pears in serving bowls, boil the wine mixture for about 6 minutes until it thickens. Drizzle over the pears, and add the garnish.