Roasted vanilla pears

Prep 10 min
Total 1 hour
Makes 8 Servings



firm, ripe pears
small vanilla bean
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
unsalted butter
1/4 cup
whipped cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly spray an 8-in. square baking dish. Set aside. Peel pears and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out core using a 1-tsp measuring spoon. Arrange pears in one layer, cut-side up, in prepared dish. Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Use the dull side of a paring knife to scrape out seeds. Combine seeds with brown sugar and butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 sec until butter is melted. Stir in lemon juice. Generously brush vanilla mixture over pears, then pour rest of mixture into baking dish.
  • Roast in centre of oven until pears are tender, about 40 min. Serve with whipped cream.


Calories 131, Carbohydrates 21 g, Fat 6 g, Fibre 2 g, Sodium 7 mg.
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