, slivered almonds or crumbled blue cheese
Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise. Core and place cut-side down on a buttered 9 inch (23 cm) pie plate. Drizzle with melted butter. Crumble brown sugar over top and sprinkle with ginger.
Place in preheated 425F (220C) oven. Bake, uncovered, until pears are lightly browned, basting once with juices, about 30 minutes.
Cool slightly, then thickly slice. Remove and discard stems from spinach. In a small bowl, stir oil with lemon juice, garlic and seasonings. Rinse and drain spinach and place in a large bowl. Toss with oil mixture. Pile onto plates and top with pears. Sprinkle with hazelnuts.