Hazelnut praline roasted pears



4 pears

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp honey

50g butter


Praline ingredients:

1 cup peeled and roasted hazelnuts

½ cup sugar

2 tbsp water

Sea salt

Whipped cream to serve


Make the praline, line a baking tray with paper and set aside

Place the sugar and water in a pot on high heat. Dissolve the sugar in the water and bring to a boil. Do not stir the pot once the sugar and water boils or the sugar will crystalize. Keep boiling until the sugar turns golden brown. Working quickly add the hazelnuts and pour onto the baking tray. Sprinkle over a little sea salt

Allow the praline to cool completely before breaking up and placing in a food processor. Blend until it is a medium-fine crumb texture

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees

Wash the pears and cut in half lengthways. Remove the core and a make a small cavity. Place the pears in a baking tray skin side down and fill the pears with the praline crumb. Mix together the cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle over the pears. Drizzle over the honey and dot over the butter

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for approx. 40 minutes until the pears are tender

Remove the foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes until golden

Serve warm with whipped cream


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