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Easy Roasted Pears with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

by Adina 12/11/2017 18 comments

Roasted pears with balsamic and honey
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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, Easy Roasted Pears with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey.

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.


Roasted pears with balsamic and honey


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.


Roasted pears with balsamic and honey



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?


Roasted pears with balsamic and honey



Roasted Pears with Vanilla Yogurt

Healthy Banana Split with Turmeric and Yogurt

Apricot Dessert or Apricot Crumble

Winter Fruit Salad with Papaya, Persimmon, Grapes and Mandarins


Roasted pears with balsamic and honey


Roasted pears with balsamic and honey

Easy Roasted Pears with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

Yield: 2-4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy to make pear dessert: caramelized roasted pears with balsamic vinegar and honey.



  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Half and core the pears. Don't peel them.
  3. Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet or another heavy-bottomed, ovenproof pan.
  4. Add the pears, cut-sides down and saute them for two minutes on the stove.
  5. Place the pan in the oven and roast the pears for 20 minutes.
  6. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar on the pears and continue roasting for further 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven, drizzle each pear with some honey and let the pears rest for another few minutes.
  8. 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.




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[email protected]'s Recipes 12/11/2017 - 17:01

wow they look beautifully caramelized and so good!

[email protected] the Chicken Coop 12/11/2017 - 20:07

The caramelization is perfect! I love how simple, yet how elegant this is. Beautiful pictures! 🙂

Kate @ Framed Cooks 12/11/2017 - 20:24

Oh, these pears look absolutely heavenly, Adina! I need to put them on my holiday list!

Marvellina|What To Cook Today 12/11/2017 - 21:49

I Love the combination of balsamic vinegar and honey. We have unsweetened Chinese black vinegar that when I sweetened with sugar or honey, tastes pretty similar to balsamic vinegar, which I love

Thao @ In Good Flavor 13/11/2017 - 03:32

These pears are roasted and caramelized to perfection, Adina! It’s a perfect dessert for a chilly night. I’ve got to try it!

Chris Scheuer 13/11/2017 - 17:34

These look wonderful, I just happen to have a big bowl of pears! I hope those little people didn’t have to wait for you to get pictures before they enjoyed their dessert 🙂

Brie 13/11/2017 - 21:46

Adina, these pears look heavenly and I LOVE how easy they are! You can’t go wrong with balsamic and honey, I bet they’d taste great with some crumbled blue cheese and nuts too though I doubt your daughter would still let me call them dessert 🙂

grace 15/11/2017 - 17:46

how delicious! that glaze is so shiny and those flavors are so appealing!

Anca 15/11/2017 - 18:02

Wow, they look delicious. I would love to try them. The glaze looks so shiny and pretty.

Joan Smith 17/11/2019 - 19:54

Great recipe, I’m thinking of making it for Thanksgiving. When are the pears turned cut side up? Before they’re put in the oven? Before adding the vinegar? Before the honey?

Adina 17/11/2019 - 21:12

Hi Joan. Before the balsamic.

mjskitchen 19/11/2017 - 19:02

I’ve done something similar with peaches, but never with pears. These look quite scrumptious!

monique van munster 14/09/2019 - 18:03

nice! but I have a problem with your website… the social buttons are covering the text, so it’s not easy to read…

Adina 14/09/2019 - 19:19

on mobile?

Esther 06/10/2019 - 10:53

I assume you flip the pears to cut side up when they go into the oven?

Adina 06/10/2019 - 12:04

No, but you can flip them halfway through if you feel they are getting too brown on one side. Depends on your oven.

Susie 30/11/2019 - 19:41

Could I do these ahead of time.

Adina 30/11/2019 - 19:52

I have never done it. You can try roasting them for the first 20 minutes. Before serving drizzle with balsamic and heat for another 10 minutes or until heated through.


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