California Love – Spice Roasted Pear and Squash

Spiced roasted pears and acorn squash that taste of lemony- baking spice flavors with a rounded sweetness.


  • 2 pears, firm and ripe, cored and halved
  • 1 acorn squash, cleaned and cut in 1″ slices
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, de-stemmed
  • 1 lemon, 1/2 for juice and whole rind for roasting
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste, about 1 tsp salt. 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • parchment paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425*F.
  2. Gently toss all ingredients together.
  3. Lay out squash, onion and lemon on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  4. Lay pears, skin side down, on a separate parchment lined baking sheet and place in the oven 15 minutes AFTER the squash, so to be removed at the same time.
  5. Take out both baking sheets and check that squash is tender and slightly browned and pears are slightly wilted.
  6. Serve together, enjoy & repeat!
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