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This simple Baked Pear Recipe takes sweet pears and tops them with a honey, oat, pecan topping that ‘pairs’ perfectly. Add a scoop of ice cream and caramel for an easy baked pear dessert.

baked pear topped with ice cream and caramel

Pears are so sweet on their own, but when they are baked and topped with a crunchy topping, they are over the top delicious!! This Baked Pear Recipe is such a simple after school snack or the perfect after dinner treat!

Pears are usually easy to find and generally pretty cheap to buy.

scooping out the core of a pear

How to Bake Pears

This simple baked pear recipe starts by slicing the pears in half and removing the core. The easiest way to remove the core from the pear is to use a melon baller or I use a teaspoon measuring spoon. Simply scoop out the center and use a sharp knife to remove the stem.

Next, prepare the granola to place in the center of the cored out pear.

granola mix

To prepare the granola to go on top of the baked pears. In a medium sized bowl, combine the cold butter, oats, honey, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg. Use a pastry knife or two knifes to cut the butter into the mixture. continue mixing until combined.

Scoop the granola out and place in the center of the pear. Place the pears in a cast iron skillet or a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish. Drizzle with extra honey.

Pour about 1/4 cup water into the bottom of the pan just before baking.

Bake in a 400ºF oven for 20-30 minutes, until the pears are tender.

baked pears collage

Best Pears for Baking

For this baked pear dessert, the best pears to use are Bartlett Pears, they soften up beautifully when baked and hold their shape.

Other pears that will work great in this recipe are, D’Anjou and Bosc. Make sure the pears are not too ripe as they will soften when baked. If the pears are overly ripen they will turn mushy when baked.

baked pears in a cast iron pan

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Baked Pears Recipe

This simple Baked Pear Recipe takes sweet pears and tops them with a honey, oat, pecan topping that 'pairs' perfectly.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: After School Snack, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Dessert, Holidays
Keyword: Baked Pears Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 155kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pears
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Prepare pears by slicing in half and removing stem and core.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the butter, oats, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecans. Using a pastry knife or two knives cut in the butter and mix until well combined.
  • Scoop the oat mixture by tablespoon into the center of each pear.
  • Place the pears in a cast iron skillet or 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Pour the water into the bottom of the pan. Drizzle additional honey over the pears (optional)
  • Bake in the heated oven for 20-30 minutes. If you notice the granola is getting too dark, place a piece of foil over the pan until the pears are soft.
  • Serve warm with yogurt, whipped cream or ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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This simple Baked Pear Recipe takes sweet pears and tops them with a honey, oat, pecan topping that ‘pairs’ perfectly. Add a scoop of ice cream and caramel for an easy baked pear dessert.

baked pear with ice cream on top

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  1. My Mom would bake her pears with cream cheese and a cherry on top it was delicious. I wished I had payed more attention to how she done things but I was young and she was always there she gone now I miss her so much