Pears With Rosemary Sugar


You probably have all of the ingredients for this dessert in your refrigerator and pantry: pears, oranges, fresh rosemary, and some sugar. In other words, this is the ideal dessert to whip up in a pinch. And it’s easy to double if you’re serving a crowd. To prevent the rosemary from browning quickly, you’ll want to avoid crushing it. Make sure your knife is sharp, and focus on slicing through it (versus pressing down on it). Sprinkle the sugar on the pears just like you would season with salt: hold your hand high and move it back and forth so the sugar falls in an even layer.

Pears With Rosemary Sugar
Photo: David Prince
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 serves


  • 3 pears

  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • ¼ cup sugar


  1. Core the pears and cut into wedges. Arrange the wedges on dessert plates. Drizzle with orange juice.

  2. Combine the rosemary and sugar and sprinkle over the pears.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
46g Carbs
1mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Protein 1g
Calcium 15mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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