Sauteed Bosc Pears

This simple, tasty pear recipe was created and demonstrated by “Top ChefChef Jamie Lauren and renowned cookbook author Mollie Katzen at the Food for Your Whole Life Health Symposium this week. If you can’t find Bosc pears at your local grocery store, red or green Anjou pears also work well. Enjoy this sweet treat!


2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
6 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, and quartered
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 ½ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt
1/2 cup chopped, toasted California walnuts


To prepare pears, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in spices and cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add pears and cook for 15 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon juice. Serve with nonfat vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt and top with walnuts.

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Information

(Per Serving) Calories 258; Total fat 10g; Saturated fat 3g; Monounsaturated fat 2g; Polyunsaturated fat 5g; Trans fat 0g; Cholesterol 11g; Sodium 48mg; Total carbohydrate 39g; Dietary fiber 6g; Protein 5g

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Jamie Lauren of Absinthe Brasserie and Bar, San Francisco

About Brittany

Hi! I’m Brittany Wilmes, program coordinator at Pear Bureau Northwest. As half of the Communications and PR department at the Pear Bureau, I write about pear pop culture for The Pear Dish—sharing everything pear, from fresh recipes to community involvement to fun décor ideas. Have an article or idea to share? Feel free to email me! In addition to blogging, I’m busy sharing the pear love on behalf of the Pear Bureau Northwest…and eating USA Pears!

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