Roasted Pears with Pistachios and Vanilla Ice Cream
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 4
Tender roasted and spiced pears are a simple dessert to serve with cool ice cream and crunchy pistachios. Try throwing them on the grill for added char and learn how to pair the dessert with the perfect Port.
  • 3 conference pears, not too ripe, peeled and cored.
  • ⅓ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • small handfull of pistachio's, roasted and chopped
  • Good vanilla icecream to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Clean the pears and arrange them into an ovendish or baking tray (I quarter the pears). Put the pear juice, the sugar and the cinnamon together in a small saucepan over medium high heat and let the sugar dissolve, Pour the sauce over the pears and make sure they each have a bit of sauce on them before putting it in the oven.
  3. Make sure you spoon a bit of the sauce on top of the pears regularly during the next 30 minutes or so or until the pears are done to your liking. Mine took 25 minutes.
  4. Roast and chop your pistachio's. Make sure you prepare a plate for your pears and sprinkle the pistachio on top. You can eat the pears either warm or cold.
  5. Serve with a glass of Quevedo ten year old Tawny port
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at