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Wine Basted Pears

wine basted pears
  • (4) ripe Bosc pears with stems, washed and dried
  • (2 cups) Riesling or other fruity white wine
  • (1/4 cup) honey
  • (4) cinnamon sticks
  • (4) bay leaves
  • (4 strips) orange zest

Wine Basted Pears

Whole pears basted in a sweet wine sauce.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 1 hr 5 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 400°F. Stand pears upright in a baking dish (slice bottoms if they won't stand up).
  2. 2In a medium bowl, whisk together wine and honey. Pour over pears an place cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest in the pan. Bake 45-60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes, until tender.

  3. 3Transfer wine to a small saucepan and place over High heat to boil. Cook 6 minutes, or until thick. Serve over pears.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pear

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 241
  • Total Fat 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 43 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Fiber 4 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Other Animal Ingredients

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.