Baked Pears with Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Glaze


I’ve always wanted to try cooking with lavender, and I’ve always wanted to make baked pears, so that’s pretty much the origin story behind this recipe. Man, cooking with lavender – not exactly for the faint of heart. That stuff is potent!

When I made these, I used a mere 1/2 teaspoon on four pear halves, and some bites still tasted like I was eating fistfuls of potpourri. So I’ve reduced the recipe amount to 1/4 teaspoon. A little definitely goes a long way! And if you don’t have any culinary-grade lavender and want to make this recipe without it, the lemon and honey glaze on its own is really very lovely. However, I must say, ¬†there is no experience quite like opening your oven to a sweet, warm blast of lavender perfume – it’s worth trying once just for that!

Baked Pears with Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Glaze

Servings 2 servings
Author A Cookable Feast


  • 2 ripe pears (I used Bartlett pears.)
  • 1 tbs. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. organic, culinary-grade lavendar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice pears in half lengthwise and cut out the middle areas that contain the seeds.
  3. Arrange halves in a baking dish, cut side up, and drizzle evenly with the lemon juice, honey, and lavender.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until pears are soft and fully cooked through.

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