Baked Pears


Baked Pears
Here's a lovely, simple dessert that will make your kitchen smell heavenly!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 130 kcal


  • 2 large ripe pears
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • Optional: yogurt or frozen yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash fruit. Cut pears in half lengthwise. Cut out core with a melon baller or small spoon.
  • Place pears cut sides facing up on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, top with walnuts and drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey over each half.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Cool a few minutes before serving. If desired, top with yogurt or frozen yogurt.


Smart Shopping Tips
  • Some pears are better for baking than others. Bosc or Anjou pears will hold their shape well. Both are also delicious raw.
  • Bartlett pears are juicy and delicious raw. These will turn mushy when cooked, so they are a good choice for making pear sauce or pear butter.
  • Pears are ripe when the flesh just below the stem “gives” a little with light pressure. Reject those that are soft all over, as these are overripe.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Instead of cinnamon, try an apple pie spice blend or pumpkin pie spice blend.
  • If pears need more ripening, place them in a paper bag for a few days.
  • Maple syrup can be used instead of honey.
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