Grapefruit Roasted Pears with Ricotta and Pistachios | Mommyhood's Diary

Grapefruit Roasted Pears with Ricotta and Pistachios

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/3 cup grapefruit juice pink or white
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 - 3 firm Bosc pears peeled, halved, cored
  • 2 cups ricotta
  • 1/2 cup pistachios


  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  2. Arrange the pears cut side up in a baking dish or a iron cast skillet.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium high heat whisk the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the butter. Pour the sauce over the pears.
  4. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until the pears are tender-crisp and beginning to brown, basting occasionally with the juices. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  5. Serve warm with a good dollop of ricotta, Greek yogurt, or ice cream, sprinkle pistachios and drizzle with the pan juices.