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Roasted Pears with Browned Butter, Mascarpone, and Cinnamon Toast Sprinkles

This easy dessert takes just minutes to make and features the best fall flavors, so whip up these Roasted Pears with Browned Butter, Mascarpone, and Cinnamon Toast Sprinkles today!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 257kcal


For the Browned Butter

For the Cinnamon Toast Sprinkles

  • 2 slices thick Texas toast or brioche
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar or more as needed

For the Roasted Pears

  • 4 pears halved and cored
  • 4 ounces mascarpone for serving


  • Add butter to a small skillet melt over medium heat. Once melted, stir occasionally until butter darkens and smells nutty and toasted, around 10 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a heat-proof container. Stir in the honey, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.
  • Preheat Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center to medium-high one side and medium-low on the other. Butter toast slices and cook on the medium-low side until browned and crisp, around 2-3 minutes per side. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and let cool, then break into crumbs by hand or by pulsing in a food processor. Set aside.
  • Brush the medium-hot side of the griddle with a neutral oil, then add the pear halves, cut-side down and roast, untouched for 3-4 minutes, or until dark brown and just beginning to blacken at the edges. Flip and cook the skin-side for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Drizzle browned butter over each roasted pear half, smear with a dab of mascarpone, then sprinkle generously with the cinnamon toast crumbs. Serve immediately. Store excess browned butter in an air-tight container in the fridge.


Adapted from Half Baked Harvest


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 558IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg