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3 honey glazed roasted pears on a white plate
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Honey Glazed Roasted Pears

If you've never had a honey glazed roasted pear, you don't know what you're missing! Perfect for your next dinner party, or just to make any night a special occasion!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: fruit dessert, roasted pears
Servings: 10
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 1 lemon
  • 10 medium ripe pears
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 ½ cup water or wine


  • Preheat oven to 425 set rack towards top of oven.
  • Peel lemon zest into 4 long strips
  • Peel the pears and leave the stems on, if they have not fallen off
  • Slice ¼ inch off the bottom of each pear so pear will stand upright in roasting pan
  • Place pears in Roasting Pan and add all other ingredients, you do not need to mix them they will become a syrup while in the oven.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until tops of pears are turning brown.
  • Remove from oven, push pears onto their sides and spoon syrup over pears to coat them well and return to oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and rotate pears to the other side, spoon syrup over pears to coat them well and return to oven for 20 minutes.
  • The pears will continue to take on color, Pears tops may become very dark brown, we want them to caramelize.
  • Pears are poached when a knife inserted into the center slides in easily and the pear is somewhat soft to the touch.
  • Once the pears are poached stand them back up and continue to roast for an additional 45 minutes, every 15 minutes basting the pears with the syrup.
  • The pears tops will almost be black and the flesh a shiny deep caramel color.
  • Place on a tray to cool, save the caramel sauce, discard the lemon zest.
  • Serve your Pear with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg