Roasted Pears with Pomegranates

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Remember when I used to write these awesome posts and share incredible recipes with you 3 – 4 times a week? I know, it seems hazy to me, despite that time being just 2 weeks ago. I didn’t mean to disappear like a ghost, but I’m not lying when I say my life has gone from normal busy to crazy town pull my hair out busy thanks to my new job.

roasted pears

I love it, though. I love the craziness. It just further reminds me how quickly I’ve become an integral member of this new team. I come into work at 8 and usually don’t leave until 6 – 6:30 and I’m working, basically, the entire time. Which is, sadly, why posting has been so sporadic over here.


But I promise not to make this a habit. One of the promises I made to myself when I started my new job was to not let this fall by the wayside. Of course I’ve broken that, but I don’t have any intentions of breaking it again.

roasted pears with poms

See, I love my little space on the internet. I love that so many of you visit me daily hoping to get a new recipe and a quirky little post. I may not be huge, but I’m happy with my blog, and I don’t want anything to change that.

Pretty pears with poms2

To make up for my elongated absence, I’ve decided to not only share an awesomely easy (and beautiful) recipe for baked pears, but to giveaway a box of the world’s best pears too! I was given a delicious gift box full of amazing goodies from Harry &  David a few weeks ago (most of which is gone) and because they are so nice, they’re going to give you guys a box too!


Isn’t that rad? That means one lucky reader will be able to make these beautiful roasted pears with pomegranates whenever they want! I’m just the best, I know. FOR THE GIVEAWAY, ENTER THE PROMPTS BELOW!

Roasted Pears with Pomegranates

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Serves about 6.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes


  • 3 firm pears (I used a mix of Royal Rivera and Bosc)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granola
  • about 1 1/2 cups of Greek frozen yogurt (vanilla or nonfat)
  • About 1/3 cup pomegranate arils


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a standard 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Slice the pears in half and, using a melon baller, remove the center of the pears and discard (this will include the seeds and some of the flesh). You want a big enough cavity so you can fill with frozen yogurt and granola once it’s baked.
  3. Arrange over the parchment paper. In another saucepan, heat the brown sugar and apple cider over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce to low. Let simmer for about 5 – 7 minutes, or until sugar is fully dissolved and mixture has reduced.
  4. Remove from heat. Carefully pour most of the sugar mixture over the pears. You want as much in the cavities as possible (it’ll melt into the pears as they bake).
  5. Bake for about 30 – 35 minutes, or until pears have browned and are very tender to the touch. Remove form baking pan and place on a serving platter. Let cool. Before serving, fill each pear with a serving of frozen yogurt, 2 – 3 tablespoons of granola and about 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons of pomegranate arils.

Nutritional information per serving (1/2 pear):

Calories: 287.5
Fat: 6.3 grams
Carbohydrates: 53.6 grams
Fiber: 6
Protein: 2 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8

Now the fun part! You can enter to win an entire box of pears from my friends at Harry & David! Newsflash, they make AMAZING gifts! Just enter the prompts below.

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  1. Posted by Heather on
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    Just found a recipe from Jamie Oliver for a spicy pear pickle with ginger and mint that sounds great. Other than eating them fresh, I'd definitely throw together a batch of that!
  2. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    Pears and poms! Oh yes please.
  3. Posted by Sam @ PancakeWarriors on
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    This is a beautiful recipe! I just adore warm pears and the pomegranates just make it that much more elegant! Would love to win the box of pears to make a pear crisp!!
  4. Posted by foodwanderings on
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    Oh how fantastic. I stuff veggie now for years but never fruit. How seasonal and creative!
  5. Friday, December 5th, 2014
    Besides eat them plain? I'd make my favorite frangipane tart with them! I love the balance of the almond flavor with the baked pears!
  6. Posted by Nikki S on
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    The first thing I'd 'make' would be a place of sliced pear with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a laughing cow swiss cheese triangle on the side.
  7. Friday, December 5th, 2014
    What a great idea...I love roasted pears and never thought to combine them with pomegranate! I think I'd HAVE to make this recipe if I won the Harry & David pears!
  8. Posted by Dana on
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    I want to grill pears and drizzle them with a good quality honey and walnuts.
  9. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
  10. Friday, December 5th, 2014
    This dessert is absolutely stunning. So simple but elegant.
  11. Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    I'm glad you like your new job!! Keep these great recipes coming!
  12. Posted by Susan Roubal on
    Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    Harry & David pears have been family favorites for years and are simply the best. Their customer service is excellent, too.
  13. Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    These are gorgeous! So glad to hear your new job is going so well too!
  14. Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    Those pears look incredible! And such an easy recipe.
  15. Posted by Heather // girlichef on
    Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    This is like the perfect virtous dessert - it looks beautiful! I want to make these for the family this Christmas. mmm...If I won, I'd make a Pear and Cardamom tart!
  16. Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    Pear cranberry crisp! (But first I would eat some of the pears right out of the box.)
  17. Posted by Meseidy on
    Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    What an elegant and festive dessert! Loving this!
  18. Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    The first thing I'd make would be pears poached in red wine. Then I'd make this wonderful recipe next!
  19. Posted by Melanie on
    Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    Those pears are tres elegant! Perfect for a holiday dinner party!
  20. Posted by Kate @ Diethood on
    Sunday, December 7th, 2014
    Congrats on the new job! I wouldn't be able to juggle a blog + a job outside of the blog. You're awesome! As are these gorgeous pears! Love me some Harry & David!
  21. Sunday, December 7th, 2014
    I've never really been a big pear fan but these, roasted, with that topping? Yes, please!
  22. Posted by Cookin Canuck on
    Sunday, December 7th, 2014
    It's great to hear that you're enjoying your new job so much! These roasted pears are so pretty...and the perfect holiday dessert.
  23. Posted by Melanie on
    Sunday, December 7th, 2014
    I would make these pairs!
  24. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Monday, December 8th, 2014
    If I had these pears I would totally throw them in a salad...yum!
  25. Monday, December 8th, 2014
    Yum- these look like a great (and relatively healthy) dessert option!
  26. Posted by katie on
    Monday, December 8th, 2014
    That sounds delicious! I have a great old recipe for a spice cake that uses pears that I would make:)
  27. Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    Cranberry pear crisp!
  28. Posted by Cory on
    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    I would make a big salad with chopped pears,pecans,and blue cheese with a champagne pear vinaigrette.
  29. Posted by Colleen on
    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    I love pears raw, but this recipe looks delicious! I'd give it a try for sure!
  30. Posted by Jennie on
    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
    Apple pear crisp. I would also eat them fresh because I love a good juicy pear :)