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Honey and 5-spice roasted pear

Recipe developped by Chef Leslie Cairns, photo credit shebeko/

Honey and 5-spice roasted pear

A dessert that is easy to put together, simple yet elegant.


  • 4 pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp 5-spice powder
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Toss pears in lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  3. Combine melted butter, liquid honey, spices, vanilla and zest in a mixing bowl and add to pears.
  4. Place flavoured pears in an oven-friendly pan and roast for approximately 30 minutes or until pears become soft while still retaining their shape.
  5. Serve warm.


Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 141 KCal
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fibre: 2.7 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Phosphorus: 12 mg
  • Potassium: 121 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 8

Serving size: 1/2 pear with syrup

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

1 fruit choice

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

2 thoughts on “Honey and 5-spice roasted pear

    1. 5 Spice Powder is an Asian cooking spice mix that includes star anise, peppercorns, fennel seeds, cloves and cinnamon. If you have trouble finding 5 Spice Powder at your local grocery store you can substitute All Spice or make your own version using equal parts of ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and black pepper.

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