You will need for 4 pears:
4 large pears – firm but ripe
6 pieces of crystallised ginger1 tablespoon of Honey1 tablespoon of rolled oats1 tablespoon of brown sugar2 tablespoons of sultanas or raisinstouch of lemon zest1 cup of liquid ~ water, diluted orange juice, wine or any combination
Pre heat oven to 180 c or 160° c for a fan oven.
Wash the pears ~ core them ~ score a line through the skin into the flesh right round them about one third from the top.
If the pears are particularly hard you can microwave them for about 3 minutes to start the cooking process.
Stand the pears upright in an oven proof dish ~ trim the bottoms if you need to make them stand straight.
Mix all the filling ingredients together and pack tightly into the pear ~ piling any left over on the top.
Pour the liquid round the base of the pears and place in oven ~ depending on size and density may take from 30 to 45 minutes to ensure the pears are cooked through.
Serve warm with cream or ice cream.