Maramalade Baked Pears

Serves 4 Ingredients Method

4 firm Comice Pears

1 lemon

6 tblsp Marmalade

A few cloves

4 tblsp Cider

Peel and core Comice pears. Rub all over with the cut surface of a lemon to prevent discolouration. Put the pears into a lightly greased ovenproof dish, rounded sides uppermost. Heat the marmalade in a saucepan with the lemon juice, cloves and cider. Spoon the marmalade sauce evenly over the pears, bake in a moderately hot oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until tender. Serve either hot or cold with cream or custard.