This baked pears recipe only uses five ingredients and is a sweet and easy breakfast or dessert idea! Serve these delicious baked pears with honey, pecans & cinnamon from the oven by themselves or with a spoonful of yogurt or a scoop of ice cream.
Baked pears recipe
This baked pears recipe may seem simple, but don’t let that fool you! These cinnamon baked pears are incredibly tasty! Honestly, baking them is probably the best way to enjoy these fruits because they become soft and buttery like and all their delicious flavors really pop out! They’re tasty, pretty to look at, and wonderful to eat.
Pears are full of healthy nutrients that are great for the digestive system. They also contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals and are one of the few fruits with a very high rate of fiber.
This easy to make baked pears recipe is sweet, satisfying, and simple. It has the perfect blend of cinnamon, honey, vanilla extract and crushed pecans. On a cold fall or winter day, hot baked pears topped with this delicious combination is simply irresistible. An easy, simple dessert that pleases most everyone and below, I’ll show you how to make it right!
The other great thing about making baked pears? Your fruit doesn’t need to be in their prime point to be delicious. You can use pears that are a bit unripe or that are just about to go bad, this cooking method is truly forgiving. Although I recommend firm fruit when making these pear desserts as they’ll look better on the plate.
Oh and they are so easy to make! If you can pour some honey then you can make these baked pears. And they are going to come out delicious, I can guarantee that, without too many calories.
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This simple yet scrumptious recipe is perfect for holiday celebrations, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. You don’t need to know how to carve a turkey to make your Thanksgiving dinner extra special, you just need to know how to make these easy baked pears. This baked pear recipe will have you baking up a storm in your kitchen! Quick and easy to prep, the baking only takes a short while, making this recipe the perfect last minute dessert or for unexpected guests. This recipe will impress your dinner guests!
Or serve up these sweet, tender pears at your next breakfast or brunch. Or make it as a weekend desserts with the family. The weekends are made for relaxing, but you don’t have to take it easy on yourself when you treat yourself to a sweet and simple pear dessert recipe. This dish is so easy and so delicious, you’ll probably end up making it a family tradition!
What’s the best pear for baking?
The type of pear that you use for this recipe makes a big difference in presentation. Try to use pear varieties that are firmer and do not bruise easily like Bosc or Anjou. While Bartlett tend to be softer and are usually not the best choice for this recipe, you can still use them if you handle with care or if you decide to bake and serve your pears in ramekins.
How do you serve this baked pears recipe?
I love to serve this dessert like in the pictures, straight from the oven. Cut lengthwise with the flesh side up. They are rustic and beautiful on their own!
However you can slice or dice the pears instead and bake them in tiny ramekins. That’s better if you want to serve them for kids that will love eating them with their hands.
While these baked pears taste their best when served fresh from the oven, you can eat them cold if you’d like.
What do you serve with baked pears?
Baked pears are amazing on their own! Thanks to the baking time they get infused with all the cinnamon and honey flavors will slightly caramelizing on top. Oh, my! The pecans also give them that little crunch that makes it more interesting. Needless to say I love to serve them as is. Nothing extra added.
However here are a couple of delicious pairing:
- Dairy such as yogurt: Perfect if you are serving them in the morning for breakfast.
- Ice cream: A scoop of vanilla ice cream over warm pears is just amazing!
- Chocolate syrup: Probably the most indulgent topping idea a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a sprinkle of sea salt go amazing with the soft and sweet honey baked pears.
- Coconut flakes
Want to make this extra tasty? Just mix melted butter with cinnamon and pour a little over the hot pears when serving. Or drizzle some pure maple syrup.
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How do I make baked pears?
Ingredients needed for baked pear desserts
- Pears – pick them firm. I recommend Bosc or Anjou.
- Honey – you won’t need a lot because of the pears’ natural sweetness. Use brown sugar as a substitute for a vegan dessert.
- Cinnamon powder (you could add a pinch of nutmeg too)
- Vanilla extract
- Pecans – crushed (you could replace with walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds if pecans are not available)
How to cook baked pears
- Cut pears in half. Keep the stems on for ease of handling once the pears are baked. Cut a small sliver off the bottom so the pears remain straight when baking. Using a teaspoon core out the seeds. Place the pears, side up, in a baking dish.
- In a small bowl combine half the honey with half the cinnamon and half the vanilla. Drizzle over the pears and take to the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
- While the pears are baking combine the remaining honey, cinnamon and vanilla with pecans or nuts of choice. Pour over the pears and bake for 10 more minutes or until soft and slightly golden.
How do I know my pears are cooked through?
When they are completely cooked, you’ll be able to easily insert a fork in them.
How do you store baked pears leftovers?
These are too good, chances are you will not end up with any leftovers. But if you do, keeping them at room temperature is fine for 24 hours.
For longer storage, store them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to three days. When ready to serve, heat them up a bit in the oven or the microwave. Or use cold as topping for breakfast meals such as oatmeal, waffles or pancakes.
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Baked pears recipe with honey, cinnamon & pecans
- 3 Pears
- ⅓ Cup honey
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ Cup pecans roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut pears in half.
- Using a teaspoon core out the seeds.
- Cut a small sliver off the bottom so the pears remain straight when baking.
- In a small bowl combine half the honey with half the cinnamon and half the vanilla.
- Place the pears, side up, in a baking dish. Drizzle the pears and take to the oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- While the pears are baking combine the remaining honey, cinnamon and vanilla with pecans. Pour over the pears and bake for 10 more minutes or until soft and slightly golden.