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


  • Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  • Arrange the pears cut side up in a baking dish or a iron cast skillet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve warm with a good dollop of ricotta, Greek yogurt, or ice cream, sprinkle pistachios and drizzle with the pan juices.