Roasted Breakfast Pears


For a sweet breakfast or a fruit dessert, top roasted pears with Greek yogurt, granola, and toasted almonds.

Roasted Breakfast Pears
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
8 pear halves and 1 cup yogurt mixture


  • 4 large ripe, yet firm, Bosc or red Anjou pears

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (set aside) or Triple Sec

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • Finely shredded orange peel (optional)

  • ¼ cup granola

  • 2 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Halve pears; core. Using a melon baller, scoop out a 1-inch depression in the center of each pear. Brush cut sides with lemon juice.

  2. Spread butter in the bottom of a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt; add orange juice. Arrange pear halves, cut sides up, in a single layer in the baking dish.

  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or just until pears are tender, spooning cooking liquid over pears several times during baking time (baking time depends upon ripeness of pears).

  4. Remove from oven; stir vanilla into cooking liquid. Let cool completely. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours, turning pears in liquid at least once during chilling time.

  5. To serve, in a small bowl stir together yogurt and maple syrup. Spoon the mixture into each pear half. If desired, sprinkle with additional orange peel. Serve with granola and toasted almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
8g Fat
55g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 19.5mg 98%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 395mg 8%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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