Roasted Breakfast Pears



Better Homes and Gardens Breakfast and Brunch Magazine

Prep time15 minutes
Recipe Typessides


These are really good, they are made the night before and chilled had great complements from the guests. I served 1/2 pear each guest.


4ozlarge ripe, yet firm bosc or read pear
1Tlemon juice
1Tbutter (softened)
2Tbrown sugar (pinch of salt (optional))
2Tfinely shredded orange peal (set aside) or triple sec
1⁄4corange juice
1cgreek yogurt
2Tpure maple syrup
2Tsliced almonds (Finely Shredded orange peal (optional))


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Half pears; core. Using melon baller, scoop out 1-inch depression in the center of each pear. Brush w/lemon juice.

2. Spread butter in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle w/brown sugar and salt; add orange juice, arrange pear halves, cut sides up in single layer in the dish.

3. Bake 20-30 minutes or until pears are tender,spooning cooking liquid over pears several times during baking time.

4. Remove from oven, remove pears temporarily to another container. Stir vanilla and the 2 tsp. orange peal into cooking liquid-return pears to dish. Let cool completely. Cove rand chill for up o 24 hours, turning pears in liquid at least once during chilling time.

5. To serve: in brown stir together maple syrup and yogurt (this can be done the night before as well). Spoon the mixture into each half pear. If desired sprinkle with additional orange peel.

Serve with granola and toasted almonds.


I didn't use the granola thought it would be a little too much. Just used the topping and sprinkled the almonds and grated orange peal on top and around the dish.

Silverspoon's picture

This recipe is quite similar to one of my favorites: Autumn poached pears.  


I love baked / poached pear recipes.  You can use any sweetness.  Maple syrup, brown sugar etc ...... and I love the complexity of mixing the sweeteners.  Here's something I've come to fall back on.  If you have anything left (a spare pear, spiced sweetened syrup etc), blend it up, freeze it and then add a chug of OJ and some butter when you need a great last minute sauce.  Also works with too ripe bananas (add toasted pecans, coconut, spiced rum ..... )

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