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Spiced Cider Roasted Pears

Roasted pears in an aromatic spice-infused apple cider make a simple, warming, healthful food as medicine dish, great for dessert and breakfast.


Spices not only have lovely warming, grounding aromatic flavours, but they also have many health benefits.
Clove ~  digestion + anti-microbial + anti-inflammatory + analgesic-numbing.
Allspice ~ anti-fungal + digestive tonic + anti-septic + nervous system stimulant.
Cardamon ~ uplifting + antispasmodic + calming + antibacterial + anti-inflammatory.


  • Serves4
  • Cooks in 20 - 30 mins
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Antiviral

    Recipes have foods, herbs & spices with antiviral properties. Antiviral herbs have compounds that fight viral infections and boost our immune system.  Antiviral foods and herbs examples ginger, garlic, oregano, thyme, mint, cinnamon, clove, echinacea, elderberry.

  • Herbal Medicinal

    Herbal Medicinal Recipes have healing food ingredients with medicinal properties.  Culinary & medical plants have properties that benefit our health.

  • Warming Grounding
  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.


adds to shopping list

  • 2 pears - firm
  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • 8 cloves - whole
  • 3 allspice berries- whole
  • 4 cardamom pods - whole

Added Spice Ideas

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 blades mace
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tsp ginger - finely chop
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds



Spiced Cider Roasted Pears


PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 F | 200 C.


CUT pears in half lengthwise down the middle.


USING a spoon, melon baller or small knife – scoop out the centre seeds.


PLACE pears into a baking dish, cut side down and add apple cider + spices.  


ROAST 20-30 mins until pears are fork tender.


SERVE poached pears in a bowl drizzled with infused cider sauce.


Serving Ideas
warm in a bowl
with Chocolate Cashew Blender Creme
top Quinoa Flake Porridge
with Banana & Date Pikelets
with yoghurt, cream, ice cream
with Apple & Currant Granola – oil+sugar-free
with Pecan & Almond Cookies
topped with Vanilla Maple Granola.
Pumpkin Spiced Salted Almond Cookies
serve with chocolate mousse, chocolate pudding
serve with Cider & Spice Roasted Nuts

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

SWAP Pears for Apples – cooking time will vary.


ADD dried fruit like dates or raisins, or prunes if you want to add a little sweetness without adding sugar.


ADD shredded fresh ginger and eat the ginger pieces with the pears.

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