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Cooking With Bwog, John Jay And Ferris Edition: Honey-Baked Pears

just take a look at these bad boys

Turkey Day is Thursday! This first-year Bwogger has the perfect recipe for the season: Honey-Baked Pears using ingredients gathered strictly from John Jay and Ferris! If you’re on campus over break, why not give them a try? And if you’re headed home, remember that Ferris and John Jay will be here to welcome you with open arms and environmentally-friendly green take-out boxes when you return.

Disclaimer: Make sure you grab your ingredients with a meal swipe—CU Dining offers take-out boxes for you to bring back to your dorm.

This week: Honey-Baked Pears

Appliances: an oven

straight from cu dining!


(for four small servings, or two bigger ones)

  • 2 pears
  • a couple big spoonfuls of plain yogurt
  • a half-John-Jay-cup of granola
  • a quarter-John-Jay-cup of honey
  • some hefty shakes of cinnamon
  • some good old spoonfuls of brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Wash your pears and cut each in half. Scoop out the seeds in the middle.
  3. Drizzle your pear halves with ample honey (but not all the honey). Then sprinkle a few pinches of brown sugar. Then a few pinches of cinnamon. Perfect.
  4. Bake for half an hour! The pears should be soft, but not mushy. If they aren’t quite ripe, you can leave them in the oven for a few extra minutes.
  5. Once they’re out of the oven, scoop a nice dollop of plain yogurt onto each. Another pinch of cinnamon, another drizzle of honey.
  6. Sprinkle with granola!!!
  7. Enjoy for dessert or for breakfast or for a snack! That versatility… wow.

Two fellow first-years, Estevan, a resident of Wallach Floor Six, and Nick, visiting from John Jay, joined Wallach sophomore Madeline in taste-testing some Honey-Baked Pears.

Estevan took a slow first bite, chewed, and said, “Huh, actually really good! It’s a good mixture of, like, sweetness and tartness–a very subtle tart and the perfect amount of cinnamon.” He explained thoughtfully, “It’s sweet enough to be a dessert, but it could be a breakfast.”

Nick, unlike Estevan, is not a natural-born pear eater, admitting, “I don’t like pears usually.” But alas! He seemed surprised to discover that he did like these pears. “They’re not too sweet,” he said. “The yogurt compliments the texture of the pear, and the granola is the perfect amount of crunch; there’s the perfect amount of honey, too.” He described the bite of pear as being “very November, like, 4:36 in November on a Sunday afternoon.”

Madeline gave a disclaimer as well: “I really hate pears.” She took the smallest of small bites. “Everything except the pear tastes great.”

But don’t just take their word for it! Give some Honey-Baked Pears a try for yourself, and let Bwog know how it goes! As always, stay tuned for more Cooking With Bwog, John Jay and Ferris Editions to get the most out of your meal plan.

gourmet food photos via Bwog Staff

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