Roasted Rosemary Pears

An unusual use of Pears, but delightful for Autumn and Winter, especially good for a Winter BBQ.

Roasted Sweetish Chilli-Rosemary Pears

Holidaying at home is a little luxury for me. I can look at the yellow of the silver birch leaves across the road. Get the freshest of flowers each morning. Gaze at the clouds enveloping the hills. Listen to music. Read. Oh, it is so good to be home.

So, after glazing apples and draining yoghurt, both for a tomorrow’s menu, the weather is perfect for baking some pears with a little rosemary powder – ground by hand with a little chilli and dried capsicum and a minor pinch of salt. If you have not have this at hand :-), use fresh rosemary, some sea salt and add chilli if you dare. I have made this dish with pears and plums, so it is quite versatile.

Roasted Rosemary Pears Recipe

You can serve rosemary pears with any other dish, or for breakfast with cheese. Maybe even a midnight snack!

You might also like to try BBQ’d Baked Pears, and Masala Baked Pears.

Or browse all of our Pear recipes here. Perhaps gain inspiration from our Autumn recipes here.

Roasted Roasemary Pears

Roasted Rosemary Pears

Cuisine: Italian
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4 – 6 people, depending how you use it

3 firm, ripe packham or beurre bosc pears, unpeeled and cut into 6 wedges each – you can core each piece or for a rustic look, don’t core
2 Tblspn lemon juice
1 Tblspn finely chopped rosemary
1 tspn dried chilli chopped fine (optional)
0.25 cup brown sugar
30g unsalted butter, chopped

Place pear wedges, lemon juice, chilli and rosemary in a bowl and toss to coat. Place in a roasting dish, sprinkle with the sugar and scatter the butter over.

Roast at 200 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until the pears are tender and glazed, basting with juices once during the cooking.

Cool the pears in the pan, and then serve with breakfast, or with bread, rocket and parmesan for an amazing lunch.

Roasted Sweetish Chilli-Rosemary Pears

recipe notes and alternatives
Use any chilli paste or chilli jam in place of the chilli flakes, if desired.

I often include a dash of my home made orange vinegar with the lemon juice.

Serve with walnut bread or olive bread, rocket and parmigiano. Divine.

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Roasted Rosemary Pears Recipe

12 thoughts on “Roasted Rosemary Pears”

  1. Oh, these roasted pears I HAVE to make! They look delicious and I can already taste that sweetness that comes from the caramelization. I can think of so many ways in using them, but I’m sure they’ll disappear just like that off the pan. you photographed them beautifully.

    They are GREAT. I have made them several times already. Also I have done plums and think that apples even bananas would be great done the same way. AND I have to admit to a secret. I had a small bowl of wonderful sweet porridge left over from this morning. I had it for dessert tonight with some of the pears and some apples glazed in the pan on the stove. Topped with a little lavender flower. It was so good.

    Thanks for your lovely comments about the pics too, ronell. It means a lot from you – your photos are always amazing.

  2. This is a lovely way to eat pears and great for a simple dessert. I never knew this.

    Hi Aparna, this is the sort of dish that could be a savoury dish or a sweet dish. It goes really well with cheese, for example, or could be eaten with a salad (reduce the sugar a bit). But it can also be eaten as a dessert, with rice pudding, for example. Or thick yoghurt. Yum.

  3. I Never Knew that pears can be used like this. Nice presentation . Love the recipe and easy way to make a great dish. Very unique one.

    Hi shriya, thanks! You have a great event going on – it looks like fun.

  4. You know, I have never tried roasted pears. Don’t know why! 😀

    The wedges look so good in the first pic!

    Hi TBC, I hope that you get to try them. They taste as god as they look!

  5. BIG sigh. So very lovely and an ideal cozy comfort when having that home holiday. I’m not a huge fan of expensive, luggage-heavy vacations; dulce domum is my favorite destination.

    Hi Susan, yes it is quite special – and I re-learning how special. I love going away but I love being at home too.

  6. What a great idea! I have never tried to roast pears yet, rosemary sounds like a perfect match! 🙂


    Hi Margot, it is so perfect. I can’t stop eating these pears.

  7. Gorgeous dish.

    My favourite kind of holiday.

    I’m not a baker, but I am a maker of bits and bobs. Rosemary and chilli salt it shall be then…

    Great! I made some last year after it was mentioned in blogs, and I love it a lot.

  8. Never heard of this combination. Always knew that pears are pouched in wine or grilled. I’m sure it tasted yummy but for me I just love to eat the fresh fruit.

    Hi shivapriya, thanks for dropping by – how is your move to NY going? Mmmm I love them fresh too, or juiced.

  9. These are gorgeous Ganga, how did I miss the first time you posted? So glad you put the picture up on Flickr. I’ve never tried roasting pears, it wouldn’t even cross my mind to do so. I love your use of spices too, with that little chilli kick.

    I have a wonderful recipe for pears which are poached with rosemary, it’s surprising but delicious.

    1. Hi Kathryn, I have been doing peaches poached with basil and thyme, plus orange and lemon peel and vanilla bean recently is a sweet syrup that can include a very dry wine (or leave the sugar out and use a very sweet wine). One of my tricks for summer fruits is to add some salt and black pepper as well. No one notices but it adds a certain something to the dish. Glad you like the pears. A very autumnal dish.

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