Roasted Pears

This roasted pears recipe is our new favorite way to eat pears. With just six ingredients and 20 minutes of hands-on time, you get incredibly tender caramelized pears any crowd will love.This recipe could not be simpler, but these roasted pears will be a beautiful addition dessert spread. Start by tossing sliced pears with lemon juice and laying on an aluminum foil-covered jelly roll pan that's been coated with cooking spray. Each pear gets a dot of cold butter on top, which will cook down for ultimate caramelization. Next, stir together pure apple cider and cane syrup or honey in a saucepan. Cooking these two ingredients together brings a wealth of cozy fall flavor that gets drizzled over the pears. After 20 minutes in a 400-degree oven, stir the pears to be sure they're well-coated with the cider-and-syrup mixture, and bake for 30 to 40 more minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.These roasted pears will look and taste divine with any holiday dessert lineup, and they'll make your kitchen smell amazing.

Roasted Pears
Photo: Hector Sanchez
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 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


  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.

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