Bay, Thyme and Honey Roasted Pears

Bay Thyme and Honey Roasted Pears recipe {gluten free} |

There are few things that roasting does not make better, and more delicious.

Roasted potatoes are an old, and perhaps obvious favourite. In fact most vegetables are amazing roasted, and so are most fruits. These Bay, Thyme and Honey Roasted Pears are a perfect example.

Not only does roasting produce amazing flavours, it is low effort too. Especially with this dish. Simply toss everything together and let the oven do the hard work.

The end result is pears that are perfectly soft and aromatic, without being overly sweet. I went for a ratio of 1/4 cup of honey to 1/2 cup water, but if you like things a bit sweeter you can certainly use more honey. The bay leaves (I only had dried, but fresh would be wonderful) and thyme add an extra and slightly unexpected element.

These Bay, Thyme and Honey Roasted Pears are infinitely versatile too. Serve them with a dollop of cream for a simple dessert or on top of granola or porridge for breakfast. I like them with with a dollop of whipped coconut milk and a spoonful of granola or toasted nuts for a little bit of crunch.

Bay Thyme and Honey Roasted Pears recipe {gluten free} |

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Bay, Thyme and Honey Roasted Pears
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Serves: 3
  • 3 pears, peeled and cored
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 celsius (350 fahrenheit). Add the honey to the hot water and stir well to combine.
  2. Place the pears in a baking dish and scatter with the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Cover with the honey water and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, turning the pears every 10 minutes.


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7 Comments on "Bay, Thyme and Honey Roasted Pears"

June 25, 2014

Awesome! I never would have though to add bay to roasted pears. That is pure genius!

I love your breakfast suggestion! I found some great local Manuka honey at the markets and I can imagine that it would be divine in this dish. Thanks Jennifer :)

June 24, 2014

This is such a simple yet wonderful recipe. You’ve just proved how quality ingredients and the right pairing makes an amazing dish! Love this :)

June 23, 2014

Love the idea of using thyme, it is one of my favourite herbs.

June 21, 2014

This is such a gorgeous recipe! I love the use of those savoury spices to contrast the sweet pear. Also, the pear juices look amaaaazing. Yum!

June 20, 2014

What gorgeous pears! That would be a perfect dessert for me.