I’ve just moved to a lovely new house which has several pear trees and a large hazelnut bush in the garden. If this season’s harvest goes well, I will certainly be making a lot of these!

List of ingredients:

4 ripe medium pears.
1 1/2 cups of water.
1 cup of hazelnuts, lightly toasted and peeled.
1 cup of sugar.
1/2 cup of maple syrup.
2 cinnamon sticks.
3 tablespoons of hazelnut liqueur.
3 tablespoons of melted butter.


Preheat oven to 350F.

Prepare the syrup by simmering sugar, maple syrup, water and cinnamon sticks for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the hazelnut liqueur.

Add the hazelnuts and allow to soak for 4 minutes.

Strain off the liquid and pour it into an 8-inch square baking dish.

Roughly chop soaked hazelnuts and spread on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Toast in the oven for about 7 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, prepare the pears by peeling them, cutting in half and coring.

Pour the syrup over pears.

Roast the pears for 20 minutes or until they are soft when pierced with a tester.

To serve, place pear in a bowl, drizzle syrup over top and sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Source: http://www.hazelnutrecipes.org/hazelnut-roasted-pears.html