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Only four ingredients, but such a delight! An easy to make pear dessert: caramelized roasted pears with balsamic vinegar and honey.
A very easy recipe for you today. After yesterday’s extravagant Dobos Torte – Hungarian Cake, I decided to give you another Hungarian dessert, a pear dessert that is super easy to make: caramelized pears roasted in the oven and drizzled with honey and balsamic vinegar.
I didn’t even plan on making this roasted pears recipe, it was not something that immediately caught my eye while perusing Silvena Rowe’s cookbook The Eastern and Central European Kitchen: Contemporary & Classic Recipes.
But while having a second look (or maybe a 10th look, I have been going through this wonderful book many times) and concentrating more on Hungarian recipes, which is my theme at the moment, I thought I’d tried this recipe.
It was a perfect fit as I had bought some rather under ripe pears the day before and I always have butter, honey and balsamic vinegar in the house. So yesterday, after we finished lunch (we had these delicious German Meatballs in Caper White Sauce – Königsberger Klopse again) I told my family to give me another half an hour and then they could have dessert. A pear dessert!
My daughter was a bit disappointed, she would have preferred a piece of chocolate immediately, but she had no choice, she had to wait. But half an hour later she was more than happy to devour a much better tasting (not to mention healthier) dessert in form of half a caramelized pear roasted and drizzled with honey.
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED PEARS?
I did not change the recipe much, there was not much room for change, everything is so simple.
What I did though was to reduce the butter quantity, I only took 2 teaspoons instead of 2 tablespoons. I did not miss the extra butter at all, the pears were perfectly delicious with less butter. And I only took 1 heaped teaspoon of honey per half a pear because I was not in the mood of measuring half a cup of honey.
We all love this simple caramelized pears, there is no doubt about that, roasted fruit is something so easy to make, yet so delicious.
I do have my fun roasting fruit, just have a look at these Roasted Pears with Vanilla Yogurt or these Roasted Sweet Cherries with Cinnamon and Strained Yogurt, but each time I make roasted fruit I think I actually don’t do it often enough. Roasting fruit is one of the easiest to make and healthiest desserts I can think of.
And how about trying roasted pears in a savory way?
MORE QUICK DESSERTS?
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Half and core the pears. Don't peel them.
- Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet or another heavy-bottomed, ovenproof pan.
- Add the pears, cut-sides down and saute them for two minutes on the stove.
- Place the pan in the oven and roast the pears for 20 minutes.
- Drizzle the balsamic vinegar on the pears and continue roasting for further 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven, drizzle each pear with some honey and let the pears rest for another few minutes.
- Serve warm with some of the pan juices and more honey, if you wish.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is not always accurate.