Glaze Roasted Pears…Rosh Hashanah Style

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from Gloria Korbin creator of the KOSHERCookBookAPP

Roasted Pearswith RedWineCinnPomJuiceandOrangerind


Prep time: 30 min.   Roasting time: 60 min.

One of the traditional fruits, we eat on Rosh Hashana is pomegranate.

Pomegranates are supposed to have 613 seeds; and so by eating them we are encouraging the performance of the 613 Mitzvot. This recipe uses the juice of the pomegranate to flavor and glaze the pears. You can certainly use the seeds, as well, by sprinkling them over the pears after roasting.


8 ripe Bosc pears with long stems

¾ cup dry red wine

¾ cup pomegranate juice

½ cup sugar

1 cinnamon stick

one medium orange


9x13x2 baking dish

Apple corer

Vegetable peeler/citrus knife*

Small saucepan



  1. Preheat oven to: 350 F.
  2. Rinse pears and remove any labels. Using the sharp point of the apple corer, gently remove core from the bottom of each pear; then take a sharp knife and thinly slice off the bottom of each pear so that they can stand up straight in the baking dish.
  3. Peel the orange with vegetable peeler.Slice the orange peel into thin strips about 1 ½ inches long. Set aside.
  4. Combine wine, pomegranate juice, sugar, cinnamon stick and orange strips in saucepan. Mix well and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour sauce over pears and roast about one hour- basting every 15 minutes. When done, allow pears to cool before removing them to serving dishes. As the sauce cools, it will thicken. Spoon thickened sauce over pears before serving. Serve pears at room temperature. 

*The Y shaped vegetable peelers do a great job of removing the peel and leaving the pith behind.

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About the Author

Gloria Kobrin-married 40 years, Mother of two, Grandmother of two, has cooked her whole life for groups ranging from four to 100. Gloria specializes in creating delicious gourmet food that is approachable to the home cook and that happens to be Kosher. Author of the Kosher Cookbook App for iPhone , iPad and iPod Touch, Gloria shares her recipes and cooking tips on her Kosher Cookbook page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KosherCookbookApp?ref=nf, her blog at: www.koshercookbook.blogspot.com and on Twitter.com/Koshercookbook/

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  1. Ellen Schabes says:

    Ooh, now I really want these for Shabbos! Will probably wind up making them for YomTov! Have a good Shabbos! Ksiva vChasima Tova! Wishing you and Tunie B. a lovely, simchadik good gebentched year!

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