When I’m not inhaling Mike & Ike’s, I’m eating fancy things like these Balsamic Glazed Roasted Pears. That’s right, I said it…I’m fancy.
There are so many sweet thangs (myself included) on/coming to the blog this week! My sweet tooth is all like, love and happiness.
Pears are one of my favorite types of fruit. I love every variety but find that Bartlett pears work best for this recipe because of their super sweet flavor profile. While I’m totally a sugar fiene, I appreciate fruit as dessert because you can rely on the fruit’s natural sweetness to satisfy those cravings without needing to add additional sweetener.
The brown sugar incorporated in this recipe serves as a means for carmelization. Sprinkling it over the pears before roasting helps to ensure a nice, perfectly brown flesh.
I tested this recipe a couple weeks ago, before Thanksgiving. Then I invited my Mama over for dessert. We ate these amazingly delicious pears with vanilla ice cream (and wine!) BEFORE dinner. Judge. Us.
If you want to be status quo-reasonable-healthy, you could serve them after eating a proper meal as they’re the perfect accompaniment to a holiday menu! So festive, so pretty…
Warning: This recipe may or may not lead to a marriage proposal.
- 3 pears halved
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4-5 sprigs rosemary
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Arrange pears with cut side up in oven safe dish or cast iron skillet.
Mix balsamic vinegar and honey in a small bowl until combined. Then pour mixture over fruit.
Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Slice butter into 6 even pieces and place on top. Arrange rosemary around them.
Bake for 10 minutes, then flip them over and continue baking for additional 5 minutes.
Serve with honey and fresh rosemary.