This pear dish can be served as an accompaniment to a main meal or as a salad or entrée. It’s versatility means it could also be served as a dessert dressed with a little natural yoghurt, ice-cream or custard.
It’s quick and easy to prepare and cook but chic enough to serve at a dinner party. It can be served hot, warm or cold, making this an ideal food that can be prepared ahead of time.
This simple and quick Balsamic Roasted Pear dish will be the talking point at your next dinner party.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2-4 as an entrée or dessert
Ingredients 2 Firm Pears
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Rice Malt Syrup
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mint to garnish
Raspberry Chia Compote to garnish
Greek Yoghurt to Garnish (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Wash and quarter each pear (so you end up with 16 pieces).
Quarter each pear and quarter again, until you end up with 16 pieces.
*In a small mixing bowl add the Balsamic Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rice Malt Syrup, Salt and Pepper and whisk until combined.
Combine the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Rice Malt Syrup, Salt and Pepper and whisk until ingredients are blended together.
Add the pieces of pear into the marinade and toss until the pears are evenly coated with the marinade.
Add the pear to the marinade and toss until evenly coated.
Place a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray and arrange the pears so they’re not touching one another.
Place the marinaded pears onto a baking tray being careful not to overlap the pears.
Roast the pears for 15-minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
While cooling, use a spoon to scoop up some of the excess balsamic sauce from the sheet of baking paper and drizzle over the pears. The sauce will have thickened during the cooking process and you should be left with a beautiful glaze.
Roast the Pears for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly before serving. Pears can be served hot, warm or cold.
I served these Balsamic Roasted Pears as a dessert, garnished with some fresh mint leaves, a dollop of Greek Yoghurt and Raspberry Chia Compote.
Balsamic Roasted Pears can be served as an entree, a side dish, accompanying a main meal or as a dessert.