Balsamic Roasted Pears With Pepper and Honey

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

One of the recipes I found on the net ( to use up a supply of wonderful pears. Simple, elegant and delicious. This recipe would work beautifully as either an appetizer or dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Melt butter in an 8-inch square glass baking dish in middle of oven, about 3 minutes.
  3. Arrange pears, cut sides down, in 1 layer in butter and roast in middle of oven until tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Pour vinegar over pears and roast 5 minutes more.
  5. Transfer pears, cut sides down, to serving plates with cheese and spoon some of juices from baking dish over pears. Drizzle pears and cheese with honey and sprinkle with pepper.
Most Helpful

I have made this recipe several times using manchego. I love it and everyone I have made it for has really enjoyed it. It is a sophisticated and delicious dessert.

shihtzu December 23, 2007

This is very good (made with goat cheese) and I can't wait to introduce other people to it. The mingling of the honey and vinegar is a happy blend and the addition of the pepper (which I used sparingly) adds a livening and unexpected accent. I think it would be helpful to have the pepper-to-taste actually appear in the ingredients list, as I was rushing through the directions a bit and almost left it out, until I caught sight of the word pepper in the name of the recipe.

echo echo October 09, 2006

This is a yummy recipe. I made it for our wine club Cabernet tasting, and it was a big hit. I sliced the pears after roasting, and sprinkled the other ingredients on top.

Teach'n'Cook September 10, 2006