PIN Whole Baked Pears with Honey
I think I’m going through a baked fruit phase.
Not to mention these pears are SO pretty. Pair them with a glass of holiday champagne sangria and the guests at your holiday party are going to be OOOing and AWEing…but you barely did ANY WORK.
Also fun fact: I used to think I was allergic to pears which is why it took me 29 years to try a baked pear recipe and I’m glad I finally realized I am NOT allergic so my taste buds could, umm, taste these babies.
I love love LOVE pears. They’re sweet, they’re delicious, and when they reach that perfect ripeness, the flavor and juicy factor are TOP NOTCH. They’re fantastic in the summer but also just as tasty in winter time. I love eating them plain, I love them in baked goods, and I also love baking them on their own. If you’ve never tried baked pears, I’m telling you, you are in for a REAL treat because these healthy baked pears are guaranteed to knock your socks off!
What kind of Pears should I use?
When choosing pears to bake, you really can pick whichever kind is your favorite, as long as they are ripe!
Ok, people. This is another one of those tastes-so-yummy recipes so you might be convinced thatit’s not easy to make. That’s where you’re wrong, because this baked pears recipe is also one of the simplest to make- don’t you love when something is easy AND delish!? Baked fruit just hits the spot in those cold winter months, like in Paleo Vegan Apple Crisp with Coconut Flour.
Whole Baked Pears Ingredients
For this recipe, you may even already have all these ingredients on hand- SCORE! The warmth of the cinnamon and the zing of the ginger will make you keep coming back for more. There are only a few ingredients to make this cozy winter dessert dream a reality, so let’s take a look at what we will need:
- Large, ripe Pears
- Honey or Agave Nectar
- Ground Ginger
- Roughly chopped pecans
How to Bake Pears
So we have ourselves a short list of ingredients (YAY- no running out to the store for the stuff you don’t have!) and now I’m going to outline a few easy steps to bake these pears! I’m literally drooling already so we better get on this right away!
Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut each pear in half lengthwise and use a small spoon or melon baller to scrape out a hole in the middle.
Dress them up
Arrange the halved pears cut side up on your baking sheet. Drizzle honey on each half and sprinkle them with cinnamon and ginger. Fill each hole with pecans.
Bake and Enjoy
Bake the pears until they are fork -tender. This should take approximately 20-30 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes and then DEVOUR!
Jazz Them Up!
These whole baked pears are so delicious on their own, but if you know me, I’m always down for some extra toppings or tasty adds!
This pears recipe would be nothing short of FABULOUS when served with ice cream or drizzled with almond butter or Oatmeal Cookie Granola Butter. Whipped cream is always a tasty way to finish off a baked fruit recipe, too. And last, but certainly not least, ICE CREAM.
EAT YO’ FRUIT.
Other Healthy Fall Desserts
Whole Baked Pears with Honey
- Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the pears in half lengthwise and use a small spoon or melon baller to scrape out a hole in the center.
- Arrange the pears, cut-side up on the baking sheet and drizzle the honey over, rubbing it in slightly. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and ginger and fill the holes with the pecans.
- Bake until fork tender, about 20-30 minutes.
- Let cool for a few mins and then DEVOUR!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 3 POINTS+: 4 OLD POINTS: 3
(per 1 pear)
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