Roasted pears with ice wine

March 14, 2020 Published by Dina

Did I post this before? I think I forgot to post it but it’s too good to ignore. Roasted pears have a sweet, concentrated flavour and the cooking syrup adds a tangy element that is delicious with the pears. You can serve this on its own, with ice cream, gelato, creme fraiche etc. A sprinkling of something crispy is also nice: candied nuts, chopped honeycomb etc.

Roasted pears with ice wine

Recipe by Dina Honke


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  • 4 bosc pears

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1/3 cup sugar or maple syrup

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 1/2 cups red wine

  • 1/2 cup dessert wine for finishing the sauce


  • Peet and quarter the pears and drizzle with the lemon juice.
  • Combine melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, red wine and pears in an oven proof dish and mix.
  • Place in a preheated 375F oven and cook until pears are cooked through (not mushy), basting them several times with the liquids. Cooking time depends on how ripe the pears are.
  • When the pears are cooked through remove to a plate.
  • Pour the cooking liquid though a sieve in to a small pot and add the dessert wine.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until somewhat reduced and syrupy.
  • To serve, place four pears quarters in each serving bowl, drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with candied nuts.
  • Serve with ice cream, gelato, whipped cream etc.

Roasted bosc pears

Bartlett pears (not used in this recipe)

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