Roasted Pears with Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/3 cup apple juice
- 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 firm Bosc pears, peeled, halved, cored (about 1 pound)
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange the pears cut side up in an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Whisk the apple juice and sugar in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the butter. Pour the sauce over the pears. Bake until the pears are crisp-tender and beginning to brown, basting occasionally with the juices, about 35 minutes. Spoon the pears onto plates. Top with ice cream. Drizzle with any juices and serve.