Roasted Pears

Roasted Pears


  • 4 semi-ripe Bosc pears
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet wine (we used Riesling)
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Quarter and core the pears, then place cut-side up (skin-side down) and dust them with powdered sugar.
  3. Add the butter to an oven-safe Dutch oven or similar over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, add the pears cut-side down to the pan and cook until browned for about 8-10 minutes. Flip the pears skin-side up, add the wine, star anise and cinnamon stick to the pan and place into the oven for 15-20 minutes. The wine should reduce down to a syrup consistency and the pears will be tender.
  4. Transfer the pears to a serving dish, drizzle with leftover syrup from the pan and top with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

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