Baked Pears in Marsala


1/4 cup marsala wine
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch ground clovers
sour cream for garnish


4 pears, peeled and cut in half, cores removed.

Arrange the pear halves, cut side down, in a microwave-safe glass pan. Splash each pear with the marsala wine and sprinkle the nutmeg and cloves over each pear.

Cover the pears with plastic wrap and microwave on High for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the pears are softened and hot throughout. 

To serve, plate the pears and pour the wine and spices from the pan over each. Garnish each serving with a small spoonful of sour cream.