roasted pears with amaretti and amaretto

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  • add   4 amaretti cookies (Italian almond macaroons; 1‚ inches in diameter), crumbled
  • add   1/3 cup water
  • add   4 firm-ripe Bartlett pears, halved lengthwise and cored
  • add   3 tablespoons Di Saronno Amaretto or other almond-flavored liqueur
  • add   1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mix Amaretto and vinegar in a 13- by 9-inch baking dish. Put pears, cut sides down, in dish.
  3. Roast pears 15 minutes. Add water and roast until pears are tender but still hold their shape, 8 to 10 minutes more.
  4. Arrange pears, cut sides up, on a platter and spoon pan juices over them. Sprinkle with half of cookie crumbs, then baste with pan juices. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs and serve warm or at room temperature.