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Roasted Caramel Pears With Pecans

These roasted caramel pears with pecans are a simple and delicious fall dessert.

4 tbsp butter
4 pears, halved and cored
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (or other nuts)
1 teaspoon Watkins caramel extract
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F with oven rack in center position..

Place the butter on a baking pan and put into the heated oven. Once butter has melted, add caramel extract and sprinkle with brown sugar. Add the pear halves with the cut side down on top of the butter/sugar (caramel) mixture and bake for about 30 minutes.

Once the pear halves are tender, turn them over and baste with the caramel sauce. Bake for a further 10 minutes until nice and golden.

Serve immediately, place the pear halves in bowls and top with caramel sauce, sour cream and garnish with the pecans.

This can be made ahead, simply reheat the pears and caramel sauce in the microwave before serving.

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Enjoy a slice of this delicious poppy seed lemon loaf with a cup of coffee or tea. We’ve always found that this cake makes a nice snack or dessert. It freezes well so make an extra one to have on hand in the freezer to serve when you have unexpected company.

Ingredients for the cake:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon Watkins All-Natural Pure Lemon Extract
1 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon Watkins baking powder
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
Peel of 1 lemon, grated or 1 teaspoon Watkins lemon peel
1/2 cup milk
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