Honey Roasted Pears
My family has passed down this recipe for generations. The elegant pears are simple to make and only require a few minutes of prep, but the results are sensational. —Jan Sokol, Overland Park, Kansas
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
- 4 medium pears, peeled
- 2 cardamom pods, crushed
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup honey
- Whipped cream
- Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cardamom, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. In a small saucepan, combine water and honey; bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Pour over pears.
- Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 45-55 minutes or until tender, basting every 15 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 166 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Roasted Pears in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2011