Shanika Graham-White’s Maple Roasted Pear and Apple Mocktail

published Nov 1, 2021
Maple Roasted Pear and Apple Mocktails Recipe

Infused with fall spices and made with sweet roasted pears and apples, this mocktail is topped off with bubbly ginger beer.

Serves4 to 6

Prep10 minutes

Cook25 minutes to 30 minutes

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2 pear mocktails with sprigs of rosemary. One is on a green napkin and one is on a serving plate. there is a, off-white tablecloth with a green plant pattern
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This maple roasted pear and apple mocktail is the perfect drink to make during the holidays for the entire family. Made with sweet roasted pears and apples, and infused with fall spices, it also has hints of caramel-like flavors and nuttiness from the maple. These mocktails come topped with ginger beer for a good bubbly effect, which will leave you feeling completely satisfied after your Thanksgiving meal. It’s so easy to make and shaken together in just a few short minutes.

Maple Roasted Pear and Apple Mocktails Recipe

Infused with fall spices and made with sweet roasted pears and apples, this mocktail is topped off with bubbly ginger beer.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 25 minutes to 30 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 2

    medium D’Anjou pears

  • 2

    medium Honeycrisp apples

  • 1/4 cup

    plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided

  • 1 tablespoon

    olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon

    ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon

    freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 cups

    filtered water

For topping:

  • Crushed ice

  • Cold ginger beer

  • Honeycrisp apple slices

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

Prepare the fruit:

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 375ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 mocktail:

  1. 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.

Recipe Notes

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.