Baked pears make for a deliciously elegant dessert or snack. No need to add additional sugar to this already sweet fruit. Coated with cinnamon, cloves, butter, and lemon juice, this baked pear recipe is a must-try.
The warm notes of cinnamon will fill your home when you bake these pears. A perfect fall and winter dish. Plus, you can serve baked pears by themselves or with a dollop of Greek yogurt or topped with homemade granola.
Some recipes call for peeling the pear beforehand and adding loads of sugar which defeats the purpose of a healthier dessert. I prefer leaving the peel on as this is where most of the nutrients of the fruit are found. Plus, upon baking, the skin will soften.
Why make baked pears?
Baked pears are an easy, healthy, and delicious way to make a fruit-based dessert. Plus you can dress them up with homemade granola, nuts, or Greek yogurt to make them extra fancy.
Pears are naturally sweet and Anjou pears in particular are great for baking because of their sweetness. All you need is an oven and a few simple ingredients to make these cinnamon-spiced baked pears.
MAIN INGREDIENTS OF CINNAMON-SPICED BAKED PEAR
To make this cinnamon spiced baked pear recipe you’ll need only five ingredients.
- Anjou Pears– You’ll need two Anjou pairs will when divided will make four servings.
- Unsalted Butter– I like to use Irish butter which is great for baking. Use one tablespoon.
- Lemon Juice– To add acidity and lift the flavors you’ll need a total of 1 teaspoon.
- Cinnamon– Pear and cinnamon are a great combination and give this treat a nice fall or winter feel. You’ll use 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Cloves– For added flavor and depth, use 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves.
HOW TO MAKE BAKED PEARS
Baked pears are easy to make and taste delicious. No need for peeling which takes away some of the nutrients of this fiber-rich fruit. Plus, this saves you an extra step. Simply cut, scoop, coat, and bake.
STEP ONE: CUT & SCOOP
After you wash the pears, cut them in half. Then using a pairing knife or teaspoon size scoop, core out the center of the pear.
STEP TWO: COAT
Next, in a small bowl add melted butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cloves and mix. Then coat each pear half with the cinnamon and cloves mixture, both front and back.
STEP THREE: BAKE
Place the pears face up on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 350℉ preheated oven or until you can easily pierce the pear. Serve and enjoy!
What to Serve with Baked Pears
Baked pears are a simply delicious, elegant dessert. You can serve them straight out of the oven on their own or with other topping options. Here are some ideas:
- Add homemade granola or nuts like walnuts or pecans for an extra crunch
- Greek yogurt or full-fat, plain yogurt
- Add one teaspoon of real maple syrup or honey for extra sweetness
- Top with raisins
Additional Dessert Ideas
Looking for other healthy, delicious desserts? Check out these:
- Delicious 1-Bowl Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Triple Chocolatey Chia Pudding (Healthy Dessert)
- Deliciously Fudgy Black Bean Brownie Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
- Pumpkin Cookies (Soft & Delicious!)
Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Pear
- 2 Anjou pears
- 1 tablespoon melted, unsalted butter (I use Irish Gold butter)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 350℉
- After you wash the pears, cut them in half. Then using a pairing knife or teaspoon size scoop, core out the center of the pear.
- Add butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cloves to a bowl and mix. Use a pasty brush to coat each slice with this mixture.
- Place on a baking sheet face up and bake for 20-25 minutes until soft. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- You can top with homemade granola, nuts, or raisins, or add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
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