Riesling is my favorite type of white wine.  It’s so sweet, crisp and easy to drink.  When I saw a recipe similar to this, I knew I had to try it with Riesling.

This recipe is so easy and elegant!  Not to mention it smells phenomenal while baking.  In our current house, all of the smells from the kitchen usually make their way upstairs due to our loft-style layout.  Darren was walking upstairs and stopped in his tracks proclaiming, “It smells AMAZING up here!”  It smells just like Fall with the cinnamon and nutmeg!

You can easily double this recipe as well, but this serves two.


-2 Pears, on the firmer side
1 cup Riesling
-1/8 cup Honey
-2 Cinnamon Sticks
-2 Bay Leaves
-1 Whole Nutmeg (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F.

Cut the bottoms of the pears off so they will sit flat.

In a small baking dish, add Riesling and honey.  Gently whisk together.  Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and bay leaves.

Put the pears in the dish and then in the oven for 45-60 minutes.  Every 15 minutes or so, baste the pears.

When pears are done, they will be deeper in color and have wrinkly skin, like so:

Serve warm on a plate with the spices as garnish.  If you’d like, you could serve with the sauce spooned over top, as well.