Roasted Pears

Southern Living
Roasted PearsRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

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8 medium-size firm pears (3 1/2 to 4 lb.), peeled and cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch wedges
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Vegetable cooking spray
2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup unfiltered pure apple cider
1/4 cup dark cane syrup or honey

Preparation

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss together pears and lemon juice in a large bowl. Line a jelly-roll pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, and lightly coat foil with cooking spray. Place pears in a single layer on prepared pan, and dot with butter.

2. Stir together apple cider and cane syrup in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes or just until mixture begins to bubble. Drizzle cider mixture over pears, and toss to coat.

3. Bake pears at 400° for 20 minutes. Remove jelly-roll pan from oven, and carefully stir pears. Bake 30 to 40 more minutes or until pears are golden brown and caramelized and syrup has thickened, stirring every 10 minutes.

Created date

November 2014