4 fresh pears
1 tsp. ground ginger or 1 T. fresh ginger
1/4 c. water
Put the water and ginger in an oven-proof casserole, add pears, and bake, covered, in a 375° oven for 25 minutes or until tender.
Choose pears with the stems still attached; they look prettier. No need to peel them. They will be easy to eat with just a spoon. You can experiment with the flavors. Try cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, clove, or a mixture.