Honey Baked Pears with White Chocolate Saffron Sauce

Cook time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

20g butter
¼ cup caster sugar
¼ cup honey
2 tbsp water
6 corella pears, peeled, halved and cored

½ cup water, extra
1 tbsp honey, extra
½ tsp saffron threads
150g white chocolate, extra

Coarsely chopped biscotti, for serving (optional)

Honey Baked Pears with White Chocolate Saffron Sauce

Method

Place the butter, caster sugar, honey and water in a baking dish and warm in a very hot oven (220°C) for five minutes. Add the pears, turn to coat and bake, cut-side down for 25-35 minutes, turning once or twice during cooking time.

*Tip: if peeling and halving your pears ahead of time, keep them in a bowl of cold water with a dash of lemon juice to stop them from going brown until you need them.

Meanwhile, combine the extra water, extra honey and saffron threads in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove and stand for 15 minutes. Bring back to a simmer then pour in white chocolate and whisk to combine. Serve warm with pears and a smattering of biscotti crumbs, if desired.