-By February 2010 Member Spotlight – Stefanie Branica

Yield: Serves Four


  • 4 each – Bartlet or Bosc Pears (Hard or unripe is okay)
  • 1 cup – Sugar
  • 1 cup – Red Wine
  • 4 Tbsp. – Lavender Honey
  • 4 Tbsp. – Parmesan Cheese Curls


  1. Preheat over to 375F. Wash and dry the pears. Cut the bottoms from the pears so that they stand up in a roasting pan or pyrex dish.
  2. Place pears in the pan and pour the sugar around the pears. Pour the wine over the sugar and bake the pears for 45-60 mins or until soft.
  3. Remove the pears from the oven to let cool slightly and reduce the juice in the pan by half or until it is a syrupy consistency.
  4. After cooled,  place each pear on a dessert plate while the juice is reducing,  drizzle a tbsp. of honey on each plate with the pear.
  5. Drizzle the reduced sauce over each pear and sprinkle with parmesan cheese curls.
  6. ENJOY!