serves 2

1-1/2 Tbsp. butter
2 firm pears, peeled
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon(if can tolerate)
1/8 tsp. anise seed
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. coriander

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter and pour into a shallow baking dish. Core peeled pears and cut in quarters. Place in butter, turning to coat. Mix sugar and spices and sprinkle over pears. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 5 minutes. Baste with pan juices. Bake another 7 minutes until sugar is bubbly. Cool slightly, then serve warm. (Keep warm while dinner is served by covering with foil, or rewarm for a few seconds in the microwave).