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Spiced Pears + Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If you love seasonal produce, this Spiced Pears + Roasted Sweet Potatoes is the recipe for you! Serve as a hearty side dish or rustic dessert. Either way, this one-pan dish is sure to be loved by all. This recipe was originally created + shared with our friends at SoFabFood.

pears and sweet potatoes on a baking pan

Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Spiced Pears = Fall Vibes!

I adore pears and sweet potatoes. This recipe is so simple, so comforting…and just plain old GOOD.

I love to cook, I really do. Especially with natural and local ingredients that are in season. Juicy, crisp pears and earth-sweet potatoes are something I have never put together before in one recipe. But I am so happy I did!

The combination of the two is simply amazing. You get the bite of the caramelized pear with the sweet nuttiness of the sweet potato sprinkled with a touch of warm buttery spice.

seasonal produce, juicy pears, sweet potatoes

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pears – Pick a crisp variety.
  • Sweet Potato
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Honey
  • Pecans
sliced pears and sweet potatoes

How to Make Spiced Pears + Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Wash and dry the pears and sweet potato.
  2. Cut the pears into quarters, cutting out the core. Cut the sweet potatoes into smaller thickness wedges (about 1/2 inch thick). Place in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the melted butter over the pears and potatoes. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss to coat well. Transfer everything to a small baking sheet with rimmed edges and pour the excess butter over the top.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the pears and potatoes and cook for another 10 – 15 minutes until everything is tender. Drizzle with half of the honey and place under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the top. Watch carefully and do not let them burn.
  5. Remove from oven and drizzle the remaining honey over the top. Sprinkle with pecans and serve warm, spooning the butter mixture over the top.

You can peel the pears and potato if you want, but I like the added texture and nutritional value the skins give the recipe.

TIP: You want the sweet potato wedges to be smaller than the pear wedges. This way they will cook in the same amount of time.

Melt the butter and pour over the prepared pears and potatoes. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and toss to coat well. Spread on a small sheet pan and roast in the oven.

More Fall Recipes for You To Try:

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Fall Harvest Homemade Vegetable Soup

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

overhead picture of a sheet pan with pears and sweet potatoes with cinnamon and pecans

Tips + Ideas:

  • Cut the sweet potato wedges smaller than the pears. This will ensure they bake in the same amount of time.
  • Love the smell of cinnamon? Toss a whole cinnamon stick on the pan for added aroma. (Also makes for lovely presentation.)
  • Serve with creamy cold vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat.

Before serving, drizzle with a little honey and a handful of pecans. The added sweetness with the buttery roasted pears and potatoes is heavenly. This unexpected dish is a perfect addition to your holiday table as a sweet side or a healthier dessert option.

This recipe serves four, but can easily be doubled for a crowd.

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Spiced Pears + Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The combination spiced pears and roasted sweet potatoes is simply amazing. You get the bite of the caramelized pear with the sweet nuttiness of the sweet potato sprinkled with a touch of warm buttery spice.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted sweet potatoes, spiced pears
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 411kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Ingredients

  • 2 large pears
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Wash and dry the pears and sweet potato.
  • Cut the pears into quarters, cutting out the core. Cut the sweet potatoes into smaller thickness wedges (about 1/2 inch thick). Place in a large bowl.
  • Pour the melted butter over the pears and potatoes. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss to coat well. Transfer everything to a small baking sheet with rimmed edges and pour the excess butter over the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the pears and potatoes and cook for another 10 – 15 minutes until everything is tender. Drizzle with half of the honey and place under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the top. Watch carefully and do not let them burn.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle the remaining honey over the top. Sprinkle with pecans and serve warm, spooning the butter mixture over the top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 8747IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

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