Roasted Pears With Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I came back from the village with a boxful of pears from my father-in-law's orchard and looked for ways to use them up fast. I found this Giada de Laurentis recipe which I loved.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the pears cut side up in an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Whisk the apple juice and sugar in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the butter. Pour the sauce over the pears. Bake until the pears are crisp-tender and beginning to brown, basting occasionally with the juices, about 35 minutes.
  3. Spoon the pears onto plates. Top with ice cream. Drizzle with any juices and serve.
  4. The pears can also be served frozen. To do so, cool the pears, then place them in the freezer until frozen solid, about 8 hours.


Most Helpful

received a bunch of pears for Christmas from Harry and David and I'll not be making this again. Something just tasted off and I followed the directions...

nbentson February 08, 2008

I can't fairly give stars because I had to make a significant change to the recipe. I had already begun making it when I realized the apple juice I had was actually apple "punch" juice, which basically tasted like fruit punch. I decided to use it anyway, and while it was pretty good, I believe it altered the flavor too much to give a fair rating. It was very easy to make, however, and I'm definitely going to make it again using the correct ingredients.

hepcat1 January 04, 2007

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