Thyme Honey Roasted Pears

Yield: 6 Servings

Thyme Honey:
8 oz. honey (light colored varieties work best)
3 thyme sprigs
6 Bosc pears, halved lengthwise, cored*
2 oz butter, melted

  1. For the honey: in a small sauce pan gently heat thyme and honey to about 145°F. Let cool and strain. (it could also be used a glaze for grilled chicken.)
  2. To roast the pears: Pour melted butter in a baking dish. Arrange pears cut side down and roast in a 375°F oven until just tender, about 25 minutes. Cover pears with honey and continue roasting until caramelized. About five minutes longer.
  3. Serve pears with the roasting juices and a small wedge of blue cheese or short bread cookies and vanilla creme fraiche.

*Gueiss prefers Bosc pears because they are naturally very firm for roasting.

Recipe submitted by Michael Gueiss, CCC, PCII, Resident District Chef, Aramark, Johns Hopkins University