Roasted Spiced Pears and Figs with Almonds


  • sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 4 firm-ripe pears (preferably Bartlett)
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • ½ pound dried figs (as soft as possible)
    • ½ cup sugar

Preheat oven to 450°F. In an ovenproof 10-inch heavy skillet toast almonds in one layer in middle of oven until golden, about 5 minutes, and transfer to a bowl. Halve pears lengthwise and cut each half into 3 wedges, discarding cores. Quarter figs lengthwise. In skillet melt sugar and butter over...

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