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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 Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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 Facts
1 each: 166 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein.

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