Baked Pears

Baked Pears|

Unfortunately, I’m not going to start this post with good news. I don’t even know how to start. Let me first tell you that the content of my blog is going to be a bit different than before. There will be no desserts, cakes or other sweet foods here anymore. You might guess why when you read the former  sentence. Yes, the unlucky one is my dear husband, he is suffering from diabetes. How much I would pray for being in his place! I don’t love sweet things as much as him, but he was chosen. I don’t want to sadden you, so I’m not going to tell the details. I had to take him to emergency service one night about 3 weeks ago and then learnt his illness. We weren’t aware of this before, so you can imagine how I was shocked. That night was like an endless nightmare. We stayed at hospital for more than 10 days and have started a new life these days with a healthy diet. We are still trying to learn more about diabetes and to get used to living with that. I’ve promised him not to eat what he shouldn’t eat and I will always be with him on this new life path. I bought a book yesterday named Happily I am Diabetic And I Have a Healthy Life. Doctors at hospital also said that diabetes makes people concern on their health more and they get healthier even than ‘healthy’ people in this way. So maybe I should thank to my husband as I’m going to have a healthy life thanks to him.

I have the photos of some sweet foods which I made before, so I will share them with you for the last time. Actually, I wasn’t sure about writing on them but my husband encouraged me to do. And the first one is this pear dessert which we loved so much as it was so easy to make and not heavy.

Fırında Armut Tatlısı
Do you know how to make a pear stand still? Just cut its bottom and see the result! Before putting them in oven, do some coating. Sart with butter. Coat them with butter at room temperature. Grab a small piece of butter and spread it on pears with your hand.

Baked Pears|

Then coat them with sugar. Sugar will stick to buttered pears easily. Place them in a pan, cover it with aluminuim foil and roast for 20 minutes. Then uncover and roast it for 15 minutes until tender.

Drizzle a little juice of pears from the pan when serving and garnish with pomegranate seeds.

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Baked Pears
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A light dessert with pears.
  • 3 pears
  • 3 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish
  1. Preheat oven at 220C.
  2. Wash pears and cut a bit from their bottoms to make them stand still. Oil an oven tray. Then coat pears with butter. Use your hands to do this.
  3. Put sugar on a plate and coat pears with sugar by rolling them in sugar. Then place them in tray. Cover it with aluminuim foil. Bake it for 20 minutes. Then uncover and bake it for 15 minutes until tender.
  4. Take a pear on a plate. Take a little of its juice from tray and drizzle it over pear. As a final touch, scatter pomegranate seeds on it and serve warm.
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  1. says

    I’m glad that you and your husband found out the source of his not feeling well. There are so many resources out there on how to live a long and happy life with diabetes, and your care and cooking is to help in this regard! This pear looks like an ornament!

  2. says

    i’m sorry to hear your husband was ill, but i’m glad he was diagnosed properly and you both will be eating health together. support is so important. i remember being with my best friend in middle school who suddenly lost consciousness and had to be taken to the emergency room, and it turned out she had developed diabetes I. she has a pump now as an adult and is doing well with it. it’s possible to only have mild symptoms with a healthy diet, so best of luck to both of you.

  3. says

    Oh dear that must have been a scary experience. I’m glad that your husband is ok and hopefully with the new healthy diet he will be feeling better. The pears look delicious!

  4. says

    So sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis! You can explore using stevia as a sweetener. It’s much safer than artificial sweeteners. There are cookbooks available for using it. I have used it a little.

  5. says

    Oh Zerrin, I’m so sorry to hear about your hubby! I hope all is well with him now. The pears are gorgeous and sound very tasty!

  6. says

    Torviewtoronto- Yes, I learnt it once again that it’s important to know what we eat and why.

    Pegasuslegend- Thank you! You can also serve it with vanilla ice cream.

    Belinda- After getting over from first shock, I decided to learn more on diabetic recipes and I’m going to share them here.

    Penny- Thank you!

    Carol- I love this sentence and when I told it to hubby, he loved it too. Thank you!

    Annco- Thank you!

    Brie- I think a healthy diet is the key for a healthy life for everyone. And I believe this process will be an advantage for us as we have to be careful on our diet. And thank you for mentioning your friend. I feel more encouraged when I hear such examples.

    Natasha- You can’t imagine how scared I was! But thankfully, he is fine and will be healthier.

    Kat- I will absolutely search stevia. Thank you for advice.

    Faith- Everything seems over. Now we just have to be careful on our diet. Thank you!

  7. Karen says

    Dear Zerrin

    I’m happy your husband is better and I wish you both the best.

    Unfortunately, diabetes is a reality for millions. Many in my family suffer from it and I fear I will be diagnosed with it one day as well. I try to exercise and eat right and hope I won’t develop the disease. Believe it or not, animals get the disease as well. I had a dog that developed it and I had to give him injections twice a day. He did very well because I controlled his diet and gave him his injections at the same time every day.

    I’m certain your husband will do very well with you there to support him. He’s one lucky guy! Hopefully one day soon they will develop a cure for this disease.

    Best wishes,

  8. says

    I recently went on a 30 day sugar free diet, fortunately by choice. You learn very quickly how much sugar there is in our diets. The good news is that you’re trying to work with it, and I’m sure you’ll find there are lots of delicious low sugar recipes out there. Good luck to you and your husband!

  9. says

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s health. What a scary experience. I will be praying for you both. I hope that you can find ways to help him be as healthy as he can.

  10. says

    Sorry to hear about your husband with diabetes; hope he’ll be ok soon with a healthier diet. Several of my family has diabetes and it can be controlled!
    Of course the pear looks excellent!

    All the best,


  11. says

    Hi Zerrin,
    So sorry to read about your husband and his fight with diabetes. Switching to fresh fruit and vegetables, beans and greens will help him get back to a healthier lifestyle.

    These pears are wonderful! Très magnifique!

    Bon appetit!

  12. says

    Oh Zerrin…hugs. I’m sorry that this has happened and what it will mean for the change in lifestyle. What I applaud is the attitude with which you are both going into this new phase of your lives. The good thing is that there are so many wonderful other foods out there that you guys can discover and share with us. I look forward to seeing them.

  13. says

    Hi Zerrin,
    I’m really sorry about what happened to your husband. My father and my grandfather has diabetes too. I think the best medicine for diabetes is a very healthy life. regular exercise, sleep early, wake up early…etc etc. I have to say your baked pears looks amazing. I hope your hubby will get better and healthy again soon. There are so many good food around except sweet so you guys still can enjoy a lot of good food. Don’t worry about that!! :)

  14. Joe Ann says

    I’m hoping for guidance and strength. My dad had diabetes, be sure he gets snacks in between meals. The pears look wonderful.

  15. says

    There is always a positive side from an experience. You will see how your diet becomes healthy for both of you.

    My prayers are with you.

  16. says

    Thanks for sharing this bad news with us!! Your husband is really couragous & good luck with the new life style & food challenges!

    I ate for half a year only diabetic foods & it helped me a lot! I eat like that a lot still.

    There are also diabetic friendly sweets & desserts available!

  17. says

    Zerrincim merhaba,
    Eşinin hastalığına çok üzüldüm, ben de uzun zamandır sitende yeni birşey görmeyince sizi tatile gittiniz diye düşündüm…
    Neyse ki şimdi iyileşmiş. Sıkıntılı bir hastalık ama dikkatli beslenirse, düzenli spor yaparsa çok sorun yaşamazsınız. Biz de şeker hastası kimse yok ama, şeker evimiz de neredeyse hiç kullanılmaz, çayı, kahveyi şekersiz içeriz, sadece kurabiye, kek gibi tariflerde onu da hem az şekerli hem de çok nadir yaparım (siteye koyduğum ölçüler tatlı severler için)… Reçel bile neredeyse hiç yemeyiz.
    Armut tatlında bu kadar güzel olmuşken, yiyememek kötü olmalı ama, önce sağlık…
    Çok geçmiş olsun, kendinize iyi bakın lütfen… Selamlar, sevgiler.

  18. Cristina says

    Hi Zerrin: Your baked pears turned out beautifully presented!

    I’m sorry to hear that your husband was so sick and his diagnosis. There will be lifestyle changes, but doing it together will make it easier, and in the long run – more healthful. Diabetes runs rampant in my family and I get tested every year.

    I look forward to your posts that include the dietary requirements you’ll be adapting to. I’ve started researching recipes for diabetic or sugar intake sensitive diets, as it affects so many people and I’ve been getting requests for it. You will find a supportive foodie community and many readers who will be interested in recipes for diabetic dietary needs.

  19. OysterCulture says


    I am so sorry to hear about your husband and glad (and relieved) to know he is out of the hospital and you both know what is going on and how to deal with his condition. I can only imagine how tough it is and probably tougher not knowing what was wrong. Now you know what you need to do. I hope his health only continues to improve. He is very lucky to have you there to help and support him.

    Thank you so much for sharing this yummy pear dessert with us, the pomegranate seeds look so festive and this looks like such a tasty and healthy dessert.

  20. says

    Zerrin, what an adventure. It takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you expand a little to figure out how to make things that keep you healthy and tasty. Good Luck.

  21. says

    I love pears!!! It is my favorite fruit…. this looks and sounds fantastic! I am drooling here :)

  22. says

    Zerrin’cim, I am very sorry about the news, but I am sure with a caring wife like you by his side, your husband will overcome the disease. There are many healthy food choices around, I am sure you will be fine. Take care of each other. Looking forward to your new posts, sweet or not, they are all good to me! Cheers!

  23. Naomi says

    This is a great receipe. I’m sorry to hear about your husband; my father has it too and he has to switch up his diet, which has been a tough road for him. But thanks for submissions like these, we are always looking for new things to try :)

  24. says

    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband… my mother and MIL are also diabetic, and both do fairly well managing it. My mom in particular is able to have the occasional sweet, so hopefully your husband will get to that point as well. For my mom it was somewhat of a blessing, she is overweight, and has been motivated to lose close to 40 lbs and is feeling better than she has for years!! I read a book recently called the South Beach Diet.. I’m not a dieter, but the book was written by a cardiac doctor (that’s my dad’s side of the family!) and the “diet” is a very low sugar, low carb diet – low glycemic. I did it with my husband for a few weeks and have to say that we both felt so good!
    In any case… beautiful pears! My daughter is loving the sugar on the outside!
    Best of luck to your husband! I look forward to healthy recipes! Need to move that direction myself, so we will go there with you!


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