Bourbon Roasted Pears
Bourbon Roasted Pears
Prep time: 8 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 48 mins
  • 4 medium pears, peeled
  • ¼ cup bourbon (I recommend Makers Mark for gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans for serving *see notes*
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Slice your pears in half and leave the stem in if possible. With a melon baller or teaspoon measurer scoop out the core.
  3. Place the bourbon, water, butter (or coconut oil), honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon, in a 9x13 baking pan. Stir it around to make sure the ingredients are properly mixed. Place the pears cut side down in the bourbon mixture.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, basting the pears every 10 minutes, until the sauce in the bottom has reduced to a syrup.
  5. Remove and serve the pears with whatever you like (by itself, ice cream, yogurt, mascarpone, whipped cream, the sky is the limit). Top each half of a pear with the syrup and some of toasted pecans.
You can toast the pecans by putting them in a dry pan over medium heat. Toast stirring often to prevent burning, until light golden brown and fragrant. Transfer to a plate to cool.
Don't worry about melting your butter or coconut oil, it will melt when it goes in the oven.
Recipe by Slim Palate at