Pears are a perfect food to enjoy in the fall. According to Chinese medicine, the lungs control the skin by diffusing moisture throughout the skin’s surface. The lungs are easily damaged by the dryness of autumn, causing the skin to become dry, scaly, and itchy. Pears moisten the lungs to help reduce dry coughs and dry, itchy skin. To introduce more pears into your diet, try this simple recipe for baked pears.
- 1 pear per person
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup per pear
- Cinnamon and nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the pears in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to scoop out the core. Place skin-side down in a nonstick baking pan or in a greased casserole pan. Pour the maple syrup over the pears, and sprinkle with a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender.