Roasted vanilla pears



10 min


1 h


8 Servings

Roasted vanilla pears

Ryan Szulc


  • 4 firm, ripe pears
  • 1 small vanilla bean
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 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.

Nutrition (per serving)

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