Caramel pears with rosemary, honey, walnuts and raisins, in New York, Sept. 20, 2019. These decidedly autumnal pears make a beautiful statement and are a not-too-fancy finish to a meal. Food Stylist: Devon Knight. (Andrew Scrivani/The New York Times)

Roasted pears make a beautiful statement and look decidedly autumnal. Aromatic with spices, burnished with caramel and splashed with rum, they can be prepared up to a day in advance. Served warm, they make a lovely, not-too-fancy dessert.

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