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Honey Roasted Pears

Honey Roasted Pears
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I used three pears, because that is what fit perfectly into my cast iron skillet. You could probably adjust more or less depending on what type of pan you use, just be certain it is heavy bottomed and oven proof. I don’t often push an organic agenda, but since this is a short list of ingredients, I’d suggest using organic dairy products for best flavor results.

  • ripe pears, bosc worked beautifully
  • 2 tablespoon
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon
    real vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons
    muscavado, or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    thyme sprigs
  • 8 ounce
    whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoon
  • 3/4 cup
    plain greek yogurt
  1. Heat oven to 450′
  2. Cut the pears in half length wise, use a small spoon or melon baller to remove the tough seeded center.
  3. In a cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet, add the butter, honey, vanilla, muscavado or brown sugar, thyme sprigs and a generous sprinkle of salt. Let everything come to a gentle boil and stir continuously, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the halved pears to the pan, cut side down. Give it a shake and let them simmer on the stove about 2 minutes. Turn the pears over so they are now cut side up and transfer the pan to the oven, middle rack. Bake for 12 minutes until the pears are soft and the sauce has caramelized.
  5. While the pears are baking, beat the cold whipping cream with an electric mixer until stiff. Add the honey, pinch of salt, cinnamon and beat another minute to combine. Gently fold in the Greek yogurt, this will make it a bit thinner, but that’s ok, it still tastes lovely, I promise.
  6. Put one or two pears on a plate, drizzle with a hefty spoonful of sauce with a sprig of thyme for garnish, and a generous dollop or yogurt cream.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 3 servings
  • Calories238.1
  • Cholesterol11.0 mg
  • Fat5.9 g
    • Saturated fat3.4 g
  • Sodium51.7 mg
  • Protein5.8 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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