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Honey & Feta Stuffed Roasted Pears

Honey & Feta Stuffed Roasted Pears

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3-6 servings 1x


These Honey & Feta Stuffed Roasted Pears are a delicious and satisfying vegetarian side or main dish! They are filled with a feta and honey cheese mixture that is studded with dried cranberries and toasty walnuts. Serve these as is or over a light salad drizzled with a mustard vinaigrette! These feel very fancy but are so, so easy to put together!



For the Pears:

  • 3 ripe pears, halved lengthwise and cored (use ripe but firm pears here – mushy, overly ripe ones won’t hold up in the oven!)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (pecans, almonds, or hazelnuts would also be lovely here)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

For the Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts (or other nut you prefer)


For the Pears:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the halved pears in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, feta, honey, cranberries, nuts, salt, and pepper.
  3. Fill the cored pears with the cream cheese filling. Drizzle the filled pears with a little more honey and another sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  4. Add ⅓ cup water to the bottom of the baking dish and place in the oven. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the pears are tender and the filling is golden brown in spots.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before using in the salad.

For the Dressing:

While the pears are roasting, make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients or shaking them together in a sealed mason jar until well combined and emulsified. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

For the Salad:

  1. On a large platter, spread out the arugula and sprinkle over the cranberries and nuts.
  2. Top the arugula with the roasted pears.
  3. Drizzle with the dressing and serve while the pears are still warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: salads

Keywords: roasted cheese stuffed pears, feta stuffed pears, salad with stuffed pears, honey and cheese stuffed pears