Whole Roasted Pears Basted with Apple/Cranberry Juice

The holidays are upon us, and that means it’s time to gather and feast with friends and family.

At some point in your feasting, there is going to be an abundance of dessert on the table. It happens every year.

You know the routine… the main course gets cleared from the table, the dishes get put into the dishwasher, and delicious desserts of every kind imaginable make a magical appearance:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Coconut Custard Pie
  • Decadent Triple Layer Cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Pastries
  • Gingerbread Houses
  • Cookies
  • And so much more…

If you are seeking to make it through the holidays with your blood sugar stable and your waistline intact, I would suggest you also have a simple dessert on that table to choose from.

Something that is delicious and can satisfy sweet cravings without compromising your health and wellness.

Below is a GREAT example.

You would simply roast whole pears, basting with fruit juice until they are caramelized and delicious. Oh my!

Enjoy them as they are, or if you want a little something extra…  top those pears with a dollop of whipped cream or ice-cream.

Whatever dessert you decide to prepare and eat, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Wishing you happy, healthy and delicious holidays!

Whole Roasted Pears Basted with Apple/Cranberry Juice
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Holistic Health Coach Cooking
Serves: 4 servings
  • 5 Bosc pears
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 1-2 star anise pods
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pear to keep them standing upright in a 9x9 baking dish.
  3. Pour fruit juice into the pan. Add cinnamon, cloves and star anise.
  4. Roast the pears, basting every 15 minutes, until tender, brown and puckered (about 1 hour)
  5. Remove the pears and place on a serving plate.
  6. Pour remaining liquid into a small sauce pan, bring to high heat, and reduce by half.
  7. Drizzle that reduction on top of pears.