Created by TeresaS on August 30, 2017
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in an oven -safe skillet over medium heat. Cook pears (cut side down) until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Flip pears over and transfer skillet to oven. Bake for 20 minutes, until pears are soft. Transfer pears to serving platter.
Step 2: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, apple juice, brown sugar, cranberries and salt. Pour mixture into skillet and bring to a low boil. Then reduce and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sauce reduces and thickens, 5-7 minutes. cool slightly.
Step 3: Pour warm sauce over pears. Top with pecans and serve, refrigerating any leftovers.