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Honey-roast pears with orange-blossom and yoghurt

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for honey-roast pears with orange-blossom and yoghurt.

By Emma Knowles
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Honey-roast pears with orange-blossom and yoghurt
The pears can be prepared ahead and gently warmed just before serving.


  • 200 gm honey
  • Juice and thinly peeled rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 4 beurre bosc pears, unpeeled, halved, cores removed with a melon-baller
  • 2 tsp orange-blossom water, or to taste
  • To serve: thick plain yoghurt and chopped pistachios


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200C. Simmer honey, juices, rinds, and vanilla bean and seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced to a light syrup (8-10 minutes). Place pears, cut-side up in a roasting pan large enough to fit pears snugly. Pour over honey mixture and roast, basting occasionally, until tender and beginning to caramelise (20-25 minutes). Remove pears from pan, stir through orange-blossom water and serve pears and syrup with yoghurt and pistachios.


Drink Suggestion: Pink moscato. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

  • Author: Emma Knowles