Baked Pears

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5 large ripe pears
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup orange juice (making 1/2" of liquid in baking dish)
Pinch ground cloves
Vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 10" x 15" baking dish with Pam. Spread brown sugar on bottom of dish. Generously sprinkle spices. Slice pears in half, removing cores and stems. Lay pears cut side down atop spices. Pour orange juice over pears. Bake 15-20 minutes until tender. Serve pears with warm juices, placing small scoop of ice cream in pear center. Serves 10.

Jerry Houman
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