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Roasted Pears with Strawberry Relish

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Fresh, elegant, and ready in a snap, this perfect pairing of strawberries and pears is a versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer, side, or even dessert. Ginger and orange zest add zing!
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • ⅔ cup (about 10 ounces) frozen whole strawberries, cut in half
  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 4 firm, ripe USA Pears
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

For relish: In microwave, heat cranberry sauce in large Pyrex bowl for 2 minutes on high power, or heat in saucepan over low heat until warm. Stir in strawberries, pecans, ginger, and orange zest. Keep warm.

Peel pears; cut in half. With spoon, scoop out seeds and enough flesh to make a large cavity. Place pears on baking sheet, cut side up, and brush with butter. Turn pears over and brush with butter again. Place under broiler until pears start to brown; turn pears over with spatula and broil cut sides until they start to brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Fill cavity of each pear half with ¼ cup strawberry relish.

Special thanks to our friends at the California Strawberry Commission for sharing this recipe. Visit them online at!


Nutritional Analysis per Serving: 204 Calories; 7g Fat; 4mg Cholesterol; 14mg Sodium; 38g Carbohydrate; 4g Fiber; 1g Protein

  • Serving Size: 1 Half Pear
  • Calories: 180
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 1g

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