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Lavender Roasted Pears

Recipe from Le Creuset

Lavender Roasted Pears

Recipe created for

Le Creuset Heritage Rectangular Casserole Dish

Cook time

45 minutes

Serving size



  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 whole pears
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup crème fraiche
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel (optional)

Recipe Preparation

  1. Pulse sugar and lavender together in a food processor or spice grinder.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F and butter the inside of a 4 quart stoneware casserole.
  3. Peel, halve and core the pears, then toss with 3 tablespoons of the lavender sugar. Lay the pears cut side down in the stoneware baking dish, cover with lid and bake for 20-30 minutes until just barely soft. Remove from oven and remove the lid.
  4. Preheat the broiler. Turn pears cut side up and sprinkle each pear with 1/2 teaspoon lavender sugar, then place 6 inches under the broiler and cook until caramelized, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Serve pear halves with fresh raspberries, crème fraiche and drizzled with honey. Sprinkle with fleur del sel if desired.
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