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A taste of autumn: Tasty Riesling Baked Pears recipe

Written By | Sep 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO, September 25, 2018 —The aromas of honey, pears and spices wafting from the oven makes Riesling Baked Pears an excellent choice for a healthy autumnal dessert with a beautiful guest-pleasing presentation.


Naturally plump yet statuesque, pears are an extremely healthy fruit. This distinguished fruit and member of the rose family is native to both Europe and Asia and is known to be present as early as 1,000 BC.

Containing naturally-occurring antioxidants, flavonoids, and anti-cancer nutrients, pears are considered helpful for those with diabetes, and also in ameliorating the risks contributing to inflammation, heart disease and several forms of cancer.

Riesling Baked Pears recipe

For any host or hostess, considering each guest’s health concerns is a thoughtful necessity, and pears are considered low-allergy, making them a good choice to address many concerns when it comes to pleasing health conscious guests.

It is easy to enjoy the elegant, yet simple to prepare, Riesling Baked Pears recipe, published in Eating Well:

Four servings

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 45 minutes to 1 hr


-4 ripe pears, preferably Bosc, 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


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pear, so each will stand upright. Arrange the pears in a 9- to 10-inch pie pan or similar baking dish.

Whisk wine and honey in a medium bowl until well blended; pour over the pears. Add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest to the wine mixture around the pears.

Roast the pears, basting every 15 minutes, until they are wrinkled and tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the type of pear used.

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pears to shallow dessert bowls. Pour the wine mixture into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes.

Drizzle over the pears and garnish with cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest.

Serve warm, at room temperature chilled.


Calories per pear: 241

Fat: 0

Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 other carbohydrates

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Preparing, serving and enjoying Riesling Baked Pears noticeably includes maintaining the pear skins intact.

Pear skins are especially important to good health and are thought to contain high levels of the pear’s overall nutrients.

Adorn the table with a beautiful, pleasing and healthful dessert which features pears as the main ingredient.

The undeniably pleasing scent of slowly baking Riesling Baked Pears will add an unforgettable fragrance, infusing any home during autumn with a naturally heartwarming bouquet–lasting long in memory well-after the season has passed.

Until next time, enjoy the ride in good health!


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Laurie Edwards-Tate

Since 1984, Laurie Edwards-Tate has served as President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare, a non-medical Home Care Aide Organization, serving seniors, disabled, infirm and children. Laurie is Board of Director 2018 (elected), Palomar Health; Executive Board Member; Chair Board Human Resources Committee; Member of Audits & Compliance Committee; Community Relations Committee.