Spiced Brown Sugar Baked Pears with Cardamom Yogurt

Using warm baking spices and brown sugar, pears are roasted to tenderness and caramelized. In this comforting dish, cardamom adds an aromatic and flavorful touch.

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Spiced Brown Sugar Baked Pears with Cardamom Yogurt

Spiced Brown Sugar Baked Pears with Cardamom Yogurt

  • Author: Shanthi Appelo
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Pears are roasted to tenderness and caramelized with brown sugar and warm baking spices. A touch of cardamom adds complex flavors and aroma to this cozy dish.


  • 2 pears, preferably Bartlett
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp. ground cardamom, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, 2-5% milkfat
  • 2 tsp. honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Halve pears and remove the core, leaving skin and stem on. Place in baking cut-side up in a baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, thoroughly combine melted butter, brown sugar, honey, 1 tsp vanilla extract (save the other half for the yogurt), 1 tsp cardamon (save the rest for the yogurt, other baking spices, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Pour and brush the mixture over the pears and flip cut-side down. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tender this depends on the tenderness of the raw pear). Flip the pears cut-side up, and bake for 5 minutes, or until tops caramelize. Reserve the liquid mixture at the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. While the pears are baking, prepare the yogurt. Thoroughly combine Greek yogurt with honey, and the remaining vanilla extract and cardamom.
  5. To serve, spread ¼ cup Greek yogurt on a plate. Place a pear half on top. Drizzle reserved liquid mixture on top for extra flavor.

Spiced Brown Sugar Baked Pears with Cardamom Yogurt

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