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Roasted Apple Pear Mocktail
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Roasted Apple Pear Mocktail

Roasted Apple Pear Mocktails have jammy cooked fruit and warming fall spices. The perfect holiday drink!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 medium D’Anjou pears
  • 2 medium Honeycrisp apples
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup + 2 Tbsps, divided
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups filtered water

TOPPINGS:

  • Crushed ice
  • Cold ginger beer
  • Fresh Honeycrisp apple slices
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

  • Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 375ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Halve 2 medium D’Anjou pears lengthwise. Halve, core, and thinly slice 2 medium Honeycrisp apples (no need to peel the pears or apples). Place the pears and apples in a large bowl. 
  • Add 1/4 cup of the maple syrup, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, and toss until the fruit are fully coated.
  • Transfer to the baking sheet and arrange in the single layer with the pears cut-side up. Bake until the fruit is golden-brown and knife tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Transfer 1 cup roasted apple slices to a medium bowl, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and crush everything together with a muddler (or one end of a rolling pin) until the apples are fully broken down. Add 2 cups filtered water and the remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and stir until well combined. 
  • Make the mocktails: For each drink, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add 1/2 cup of the crushed apple mixture. Garnish with 1 roasted halved pear, a Honeycrisp apple slice, and a rosemary sprig. Top with ginger beer until the glass is filled.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Notes

  • SWEETENER: Instead of maple syrup, you can substitute with Agave syrup.
  • MAKE AHEAD: You can make the muddled apple, filtered water, and maple syrup mixture up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container.