Roasted Pears with Brie

Roasted Pears with Brie
  • 6 servings
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 0:25 Cooking
  • 0:40 Total Time


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  • 1/3 cup
    (80 mL)

    Maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    brown sugar

  • 1/2 Tbsp.
    (125 mL)


  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)


  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 mL)

    ground cinnamon

  • 6

    small ripe bosc pears

  • 4 oz
    (120 g)

    canadian brie, cut into 12 thin slices

  • mint leaves (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)

In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon.

Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; set syrup aside.

Peel pears, cut in half lengthwise, and core. Place in a shallow 3-quart (3 L) rectangular baking dish. Add syrup and turn pears to coat. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 20 minutes or until pears are just softened; turn and baste once with syrup. (Under-ripe fruit will take a bit longer.)

Transfer pears to a baking sheet. Add a little water to baking dish to thin the syrup; set syrup aside. Top each pear half, cut side up, with a slice of Canadian Brie; sprinkle with Coconut Crumble. Broil until cheese is melted and topping is toasted. To serve, spoon a little syrup onto each dessert plates, top with 2 pear halves and garnish with mint, if desired.

Coconut Crumble:

Combine 1/4 cup (60 mL) sweetened flaked coconut, 1 tbsp (15 mL) packed brown sugar and 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) softened butter until crumbly.

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada