All of sudden Seattle has snapped from Autumn to Winter. I thought I was prepared for the cold, but my refusal to walk two blocks without five million layers on says otherwise. I’m not joking. The other day I swear someone mistook me for a snowman.
My inner homebody though is throwing a celebration; the low forty degree temps is a brilliant excuse to stay in where the heat is cranked, and the blankets are plentiful.
On Saturday, I loaded my IPad with food magazines in search of inspiration. I found this recipe for Honey Butter Roasted Pears in Saveur. It sounded like the perfect easy dessert to serve guest during the holidays.
Dots of butter top the halved pears, as we’ll as honey and thyme. They are then roasted in a 350-degree oven for about an hour, or until soft and caramelized. The key is to turn the pears every 15 minutes, allowing the honey and butter to baste the fruit.
Once done, you place the pears in bowl and pour whipping cream on top. You could also use crème fraiche. Either works.
Honey Butter Roasted Pears is sweet, creamy and comforting. You’re guest will take delight in such a yummy dessert with high wow factor. While, you will do a small dance of victory that you only added a mere sheet pan to your stack of dishes to wash. Enjoy.
If you decide to take a chance on these Honey Butter Roasted Pears with Heavy Cream don’t forget to #YBH on Instagram so I can see it. High Five!
- 4 Anjou pears, halved and cored
- 4 tablespoons Honey
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place pears cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place one tablespoon of butter on each pear, drizzle with honey and sprinkle thyme on top. Roast for about an hour, turning the pears every 15 minutes.
- The pears will be done when they are caramelized, and soft. Place in a bowl and pour cream on top. Serve.