Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

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Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

August 26, 2020
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Susan Phillips

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Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

This Honey Thyme Roasted Pears recipe is the perfect jumpstart for fall baking.  

Not only is this recipe simple (we don’t even peel the pears) and savory, but it’s topped with crunchy roasted pistachios.  I always have an abundance of pistachios in our house for snacking, so it was a no-brainer to add some to the top of this beautiful dish.

 

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

The caramelization that the honey imparts on the sweet flesh of the pears is unmatched!  The slight crunch of the caramelized crust is the perfect balance to the cool, light maple cream.  

Is your mouth watering yet?

 

Let’s get started…

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Start by halving and coring your pears.  I find the best pear to use is Bosc for this recipe and good news; they are in season and abundant right now!

 

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Cut and core the rest of the pears and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Or, if you can find this cooking oil gold mine, California almond oil, try using it!  It’s light and nutty and perfect for cooking, or even for salad dressings.

 

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Once the pears are brushed with the oil on all sides, place them with cut sides up and drizzle the tops with honey.  It’s okay if the honey pool is a little in the core well, just make sure the cut sides are covered in honey.

 

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Dust each prepared pear with a little salt and chopped fresh thyme.  Bake in a 400° degree oven for about 45 minutes until done, turning once.

 

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Once done, they should be lookin’ toasty!  So yummy!!

 

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Hubby said he thinks this is one of his favorite desserts.  Gave me Five Stars!  Woot woot!

 

Here is the recipe for ya…

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Honey Thyme Roasted Pears with Maple Cream

Baked and caramelized to perfection, these pears are a perfect, simple dessert
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

For the Pears

  • 4 whole Bosc pears, washed
  • 4 T olive oil or almond oil
  • 4 T honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, destemmed and chopped

For the Maple Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 2 T roasted pistachios, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the pears in half lengthwise and remove the core with a spoon. Cover each pear with the olive oil to coat. Place the pears cut side up on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle the tops with honey, making sure the entire cut surface is coated. Dust each pear halve with a little salt and fresh thyme.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake cut side up for about 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and turn the pears cut side down and continue to cook for 15 minutes, or until the pears are caramelized and cooked through.
  • While the pears are in the oven, prepare the maple cream. Add all the ingredients, minus the pistachios, in a stand mixer attached with a whisk and combine until a stiff consistency is acheived, about a minute. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Once the pears are done cooking, remove from the oven and allow to rest a few minutes. Spread the cream on a plate and top with a pear half. Top with additional chopped thyme and the chopped pistachios.
Keyword honey, pear, thyme

If you love pears and want to make the best of the season, try these recipes too…

Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

 

Or wet your whistle with this tasty cocktail…

Bartlett Pear Martini

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