How do you feel about cooked fruit?
I love pears most when they are poached in something good. Like wine! Here, these D’Anjou pears have been bathing in Aged Early Grey tea and honey! Ok. Ok. I snuck some butter in there, too.
I know that pears are available to us all year round. But to me, they don’t taste any better than they do in fall and winter. And especially when they are roasted!
You only need three ingredients. So this recipe could not be more simple. But it is drenched with flavor. I’m a big tea drinker. And I love Earl Grey. For this recipe, I tried a new brand of tea to me, Numi organic tea. I loved it! I’m drinking a cup as I write this. What a soft, smooth, earthy flavor this tea imparts to these pears. I’m also a diehard honey fiend and Braswell’s is my go to brand. Lots of honey varieties and you can really taste the difference in each one. Because the tea contains bergamot, I decided to go with the orange blossom honey. Delish!
This is a good recipe to use when your pears are beginning to ripen faster than you can eat them. And you will want to make a big batch because they are just that good!
And don’t forget to serve them with some softly whipped cream!!!
This is a great recipe for a simple, rustic dessert. I think a scoop of vanilla ice cream would be sublime. But I’m not going to lie. I had this for breakfast, whipped cream included! It’s a comforting way to start the day!
There is no other way to describe these roasted pears than sweet and luscious! Good to every last soft, juicy bite!
I hope you will keep these in mind when you are looking for a roasted pear recipe for dessert, breakfast, brunch or even a late night nosh!
“Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa
- 4 Bosc pears
- ¾ cup of earl grey tea
- 3 Tablespoons of orange blossom honey, divided
- 1 Tablespoon of butter plus extra for buttering the baking dish
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Butter a baking/casserole dish which is about 2 inches deep and will accommodate 8 pear halves.
- Peel the pears, cut them in half lengthwise and core them.
- Steep a cup of earl grey tea. Measure out ¾ cup and add 2 Tablespoons of honey to that.
- Lay the pears, cut side down in the baking dish. Pour the tea on and around the pears.
- Bake for about 40 minutes.
- Gently turn the pears over, add a little dab of the 1 Tablespoon of butter into each hole in the pear.
- Drizzle with a bit more honey.
- Bake an additional 20 minutes.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!
If you ate today, thank a farmer!