Roasted Pears are a healthy and super easy dessert that is sure to impress. The tangy espresso balsamic glaze pairs perfectly with the sweet chocolate honey drizzle.
Roasting fruit brings out the natural sweetness. Served warm and so delicious topped with yogurt, ice cream, or alongside a muffin or pound cake. An elegant and easy baked fruit recipe that is sure to impress your guests.
Baked pears are awesome on the brunch menu too. These quinoa breakfast bowls with roasted blueberries are always a hit.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for these simple roasted pears are at the bottom of the post.
This fruit recipe is easy for beginners. Perfect for gluten-free diets and certainly is vegan friendly too. A tasty way to highlight seasonal fruits, perfect in both sweet and savory dishes.
Easy Baked Pears Only Need A Few Ingredients
No fancy or hard-to-find ingredients are needed for this recipe.
- fresh pears
- balsamic vinegar
Be sure to check out the suggestions and recipe tips below.
Preparing Roasted Pears
If you have roasted vegetables, you already know how easy it is. Roasting fruit is exactly the same.
Full instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Wash and core the pears. No peeling is needed.
- Melt the butter, and brown the pears on the stovetop.
- Transfer to the oven to bake.
- Add the balsamic vinegar, and continue to bake, it will form a nice glaze.
- Remove from oven.
- Top with yogurt and drizzle with honey.
- Serve as a dessert, snack, or as a side dish at brunch.
No peeling is needed in this baked pear recipe, but feel free to peel if you prefer. They should be on the firm side.
Core the pears with a melon baller, spoon, or sharp knife.
Flavoured balsamic vinegars are fantastic to work with. I used espresso in this recipe. Give maple, cinnamon, fig, or chocolate a try. Combine flavours for more tasty fun.
Honey needs to be warmed to drizzle unless you are using liquid honey. For this recipe, I used chocolate honey. There are lots of great honey flavours too, but plain is always a great choice.
Yogurt is a great topping. I used vanilla Greek yogurt. Any flavour will work. Ice cream is always a delicious option.
Serve warm or cold. Pears can be easily reheated in the microwave or wrapped in foil in the oven. You can make these ahead of time as well.
Leftovers should be kept refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Freezing is not recommended.
Add leftovers to oatmeal, muesli, yogurt, smoothie bowls, or salads.
Anjou, Bosc, Bartlet, Red, Forelle, they all will work. Be sure they are on the firm side.
Place ripe pears in the fridge to slow down the ripening process. They will last longer.
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Roasted Pears with Balsamic Glaze
- 2 pears (firm)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (good quality)
- 2 teaspoons honey (melted)
- ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400ºF
- Cut the pears in half, and take out the core. No need to peel.
- Add butter to a pan or cast iron stovetop dish.
- Place the pears cut side down and brown for 3-4 minutes
- Transfer the pears to the preheated oven and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Flip the pears and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
- Flip the pears cut side down, and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until desired doneness. They should be soft enough to cut with a knife.
- Remove from oven.
- Place in a serving dish, garnish with yogurt and drizzle with warm honey.