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Honey-Roasted Pear Ice Cream

Oct 08, 2012 05:22PM ● By Anonymous

Ice cream shops and supermarkets offer a variety of choices, but many people are finding that making ice cream at home opens up a whole new world of flavors that can’t be found in the ice cream aisle. Making the ice cream is simple. Roast honey-drizzled pears, puree and combine with the eggs, cream, cinnamon and sugar.


Cook Time: 15 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Freeze Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Yield: About 1 quart or eight 1/2-cup servings

  • 4 medium-sized ripe Anjou or Bartlett pears, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Dash fine sea salt
  • ½ cup amaretti cookies, crushed (optional)


Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 15 x 10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Cut pears into 1/2-inch thick slices; brush with lemon juice. Place in pan; drizzle with honey. Bake 15 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Place pears and pan juices in food processor; add cinnamon. Process until smooth.

In large bowl, combine pear mixture, cream, milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt; stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until completely chilled.

Pour pear mixture into canister of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Transfer to freezer-safe container; cover and freeze until desired firmness. Sprinkle with crushed cookies, if desired.