Ingredients :

· 3 firm (about 1 pound) Bosc pears, peeled, halved and cored
· 1/3 cup apple juice
· 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cooking Procedures :

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare an 8 inch square baking dish. Set aside.
2. Peeled pears cut in half and cored. Arrange cuts side up in the baking dish.
3. Combine apple juice and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and then whisk in the butter.
4. Pour the sauce over the pears. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the pears are crisp-tender and beginning to brown, basting occasionally with the juices.
5. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Spoon the pears onto plates. Top with ice cream (of your choice). Drizzle with any juices and serve.
6. The pears can also be served frozen. To do so, cool the pears and then place them in the freezer until it becomes solid for about 8 hours.