Thursday, December 3, 2009

Roasted Pears w/Honey & Rosemary

I found myself with some ripe seckel pears and with the holiday season now officially upon us, wanted to create a healthier dessert. I think my parents were surprised at how much they enjoyed this :) The tart greek yogurt and honeyed pears seemed to be in perfect balance, with the slight hint of rosemary, mmmm. I licked my bowl clean!



Roasted Pears w/Honey & Rosemary
Recipe by Shannon (inspired by a few others)
serves 3



8-9 seckel pears
honey
1 sprig of rosemary
juice of 1/2 lemon
greek yogurt or ice cream, for serving (I used 2% Greek Yogurt)

Preheat oven to 400degrees.

Cut pears in half or thirds, depending on size, and core. Place in baking dish (I used a loaf pan). Drizzle with honey and lemon juice. Toss pears, then add rosemary. Roast until soft and almost caramelized (~20min?).

Cool slightly before serving over greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey (minus the rosemary!).

Roasted Pears w/Honey & Rosemary over greek yogurt


And since I forgot last time, there are lots of giveaways going on! Katie's got an Artisana giveaway here, Sabrina is sharing her love of regional artisans, Kerstin is giving the gift of chocolate, and Elina can help clean our teeth after all of these treats! You really can't go wrong :)

20 comments:

Erica said...

mmm I love fruit and yogurt or fruit and ice cream. And the special additions of honey and rosemary...sounds heavenly. What a great, healthier! treat.

Megan said...

Greek yogurt, honey, and fruit - definitely can't go wrong there!

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

My husband is obsessed with rosemary. I am totally goingt o have to try this recipe. You are so creative. I love the way you mix sweet and savory flavors. Very cool!

Esi said...

I love putting herbs in desserts. Sounds delicious and simple.

elina said...

A few weeks ago I had a cocktail at Church with pears and thyme - it was amazing!! I think pears go really well with herbs :)
Thanks for the shout out on my giveaway :D

Kelly B. said...

Oh my goodness...this looks fabulous! A must try! Thanks for posting!!

Lauren said...

I love incorporating fruit into dessert. This dish sounds light, fresh, and simply delicious!

Lauren said...

Mmm, this looks delicious! I love the sound of roasted pears =D.

lesley lifting life said...

Yum, yum, yum! This looks like a delicious winter dessert!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

there is nothing better than warmed fruit..esp pears. and w/ honey. God i bet that is just sooo divine :)

chrystad72 said...

OMG! ssso good..! I love that you paired it with rosemary!

Jess said...

That looks so good. I would never think to add rosemary.

5 Star Foodie said...

I like the addition of rosemary to the pears, such lovely flavors!

Sophia said...

oh wow! This sounds terrific! I love the idea of pairing rosemary with a sweet pair. This would be great on french toast, too!

Joanne said...

This is a fantastic dessert! The rosemary makes it a bit more complex than your typical roasted pears. Rosemary always surprises me with how versatile it is.

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

this sounds great! Thanks for sharing ;)

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

This sounds so delicious! I love roasted pear as a dessert but I've never tried making them myself. This is such a simple and beautiful recipe! I would have never guessed to add rosemary, but it definitely works - both for taste and presentation. You are so clever, Shannon!

Rosiecat said...

I love those desserts that make you lick the plate (or bowl, or cup, or...). Did you save any pears for me? ;-)

pigpigscorner said...

Great idea adding rosemary. Lovely flavours!

Kerstin said...

What a great flavor combo! The rosemary in it sounds so lovely.

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