Pears take on a luscious sweetness in this Roasted Pears with Wine and Honey.
Every fall, or anytime pears are on sale, I make this simple roasted pears. I’ve made it for so long that I have no idea where I originally found the recipe. We always keep a small bottle of dessert wine in the fridge. When you reduce it a bit, it makes a lovely syrupy sauce all on it’s own. Here in this recipe it makes a flavorful sweet glaze for these roasted pears. You can use this same basic recipe with any fruit that you might like to roast. I think apples would be lovely, even peaches.
Basically you spread some butter in a baking dish and then dot the top of pears with it. Drizzle with honey and pour a sweet dessert wine into the pan. Let roast and about halfway through spoon some of the sauce over the top and continue roasting. You can serve this with ice cream or just a drizzle of regular cream. Sometimes I go even a little more decadent and drizzle some chocolate sauce on top to serve.
- 4 pears, peeled and cored
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 cup of sweet dessert wine
- honey for drizzling (about 2 tablespoons)
- cream or ice cream for serving
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Grease bottom of small roasting pan with butter. Cut remaining butter up into little bits. Place pears cut side down into dish and dot with the remaining butter. Drizzle a little of the honey over each pear. Pour the wine in the dish.
- Roast for about 30 minutes and then baste with the juice. Continue roasting for another 30 minutes.
- Serve with ice cream or cream.
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