Whole Pears Roasted In Garlic

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"Oh these were so good served with beef. I cut mine in half and served but serving whole would be so impressive! Cut into quarters, these pears would be so good with sausages. There are so many things you could serve this with, when you want to add a little sweetness to a main dish."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (219.2 g)
  • Calories 237.6
  • Total Fat - 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 17 mg
  • Sodium - 70.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.7 g
  • Sugars - 18.7 g
  • Protein - 2.3 g
  • Calcium - 41.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 45 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180 fan forced.

Step 2

Peel the pears and place in deep baking tray.

Step 3

In a medium bowl combine garlic, white pepper, olive oil, white wine vinegar. Stir through the seeded mustard and chopped thyme sprigs.

Step 4

Pour marinade over the pears and roast in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Baste occasionally. In the last 10 minutes of cooking drizzle with maple syrup.

Step 5

Serve with beef or preferred meat, and garnish with thyme sprigs.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a very unique recipe. It is something good to have as a side dish with any kind of meat. I used D Anjou pears because that's all my small grocery store carried. I just cooked them a little longer.

(11 Oct 2020)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

5 star all the way. The blend of flavours is wonderful. I did cut my pears in half for ease of roasting. However I know the presentation would be really special if they were whole. It did not take away from the flavour. Because I cut them the roasting time could have been cut back a bit. Definately a do again recipe

(28 Sep 2015)