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I think that my palate has definitely matured as I’ve grown older.  Or maybe I’m just more willing to try things than I was as a child.  There are a few things I did not like when I was growing up – sweet potatoes, oatmeal, pears…  Ok, I’m still working on the oatmeal one – I like it ok, but I don’t love it – but the others I have truly grown to love.  If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that I love sweet potatoes.  I cook with them often.  And I am really learning to love pears as well.

This recipe isn’t one that I would have necessarily jumped right up to make, but for some reason, I kept turning back to it.  Maybe it’s because I really wanted to make something from the fruit chapter of this book, and most of the fruits weren’t in season.  But I am so glad that I made this recipe, because it was so delicious.  And so easy.  This is that perfect dessert for when you are craving something sweet, but don’t want to really go to a lot of trouble or go overboard on the calories.  I served mine with ice cream, (which of course adds to the calorie count!), but it was a perfect companion.

Is there something you didn’t like growing up that you like now?

Recipe Rating:  8.5 out of 10

Honey-Glazed Roasted Pears
from Desserts 4 Today

serves 4

2 ripe pears (not Asian)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Arrange an oven rack about 5 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler on high.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

Cut the pears in half lengthwise and scoop out the core and seeds.  Arrange the pear halves, cut side up, on the prepared baking sheet.

In a small ramekin, stir the honey, lemon zest, and vanilla.  Spoon evenly into each pear half.

Broil the pears, rotating the pan once, until bubbling and caramelized, about 5 minutes.  Serve warm.

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14 Responses to Cookbook of the Month Recipe – Honey-Glazed Roasted Pears

  1. Kelli says:

    I love pears and always have, but two thing I hated growing up were tomatoes and cooked carrots. Now, I really like cooked carrots and am finding I don't mind tomatoes as long as they are the right kind.

  2. Magen says:

    I didn't like really any vegetables when I was little. Now I love peppers, onions, and spinach on everything. This looks like a great recipe too!

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That is a delightful dessert!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Jennifurla says:

    So pretty. As an adult I have truly branched out…I live on more than grilled cheese and ramen

  5. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions says:

    Haha! You hit the nail on the head; I was never and am still not, a big fan of pears. Something with the texture that I find unappealing.

    Tomatoes are another thing that have caused a horrible gag reflex if I am ever forced to eat them. Again texture is the issue. Because I love tomato sauce, juice, soup ect! But now that I am getting older I am starting to really like tomatoes. I absolutely love cherry and grape tomatoes. In fact, in the summer I will eat bowls and bowls of them!

  6. Tasha says:

    Pears are high on my "learning to love" list. I recently discovered I enjoy them so much more when roasted, and with the honey-vanilla glaze, this sounds perfect.

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  8. Pam says:

    I have tried to like them but just don't get it. I bet roasting makes a big difference and it would be worth a try with that good glaze.

  9. Joanne says:

    I hated basically all veggies as a kid which is a shocker now since I love them all! (Except for beets. And celery. Try as though I might.) I love the simplicity of this and the ice cream is a must. Let's be real.

  10. teresa says:

    oh these are just gorgeous! what a fun dessert!

  11. Monet says:

    Smile. I still don't like oatmeal very much either. I try…but I'll always take some bread and jam over a bowl oats! In my adult years, I've come to adore Brussels Sprouts and eggs. I've always been partial to pears though. Thanks for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you have a splendid weekend full of sleep, laughter and love!

  12. hungryhealthyhilary.com says:

    Mmm…looks good. Roasting fruit always brings out a yummy flavour! There are SO many things I like now that I didn't when I was little – squash I think is at the top of the list, along with tomatoes, brussels sprouts….the list goes on!

  13. Jenn says:

    Isn't it funny how your tastes change with time? I have always loved pears and this dessert sounds delicious!

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