This Easy Baked Pears recipe is perfect when you are craving something sweet and delicious, but don’t want to spend a lot of money or time making it. Juicy pears are topped with a simple brown sugar topping and baked in the oven until the brown sugar mixture is melted and the pears are soft and ready to enjoy.
Although pears are delicious to eat by themselves it's also fun to mix things up by adding a little sugar and spice. I love that this recipe includes basic pantry ingredients, can be made with very little effort and still pack a ton of flavor in each bite. This recipe can also be used for baked apples if that is what you have on hand. Just add a little ice cream on the side and you easily have a quick and delicious sweet dessert that everyone is sure to love.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED?
Can you believe you only need 5 ingredients to make this baked pears recipe!
Pears: I know some people may say you need specific pears to make this recipe, but the most common ones that are often at my local store are bartlett pears.
Brown sugar: You can also use maple syrup instead if you prefer.
Cinnamon: Just a little cinnamon spice is all you need for extra flavor
Butter: Who doesn't love butter in desserts. Some people like to add a pat of butter on top of each pear. I like melting the butter and mixing it with the brown sugar mixture.
Pecans: chopped pecans are added for a little crunch. Feel free to use walnuts instead if you prefer.
HOW TO MAKE BAKED PEARS
Full instructions and measurements are included in the recipe below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Wash your pears really well. Even better if you can get organic pears too. You will be leaving the skin on so this step is very important. Once the pears are washed, cut them lengthwise down the middle and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
Step Two: In order for your pears to lay flat in a baking dish, cut a small piece of the pear off the bottom (as shown in the video below). Lay all of your pears in a baking dish.
Step Three: In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter and chopped pecans. Top each pear with a little bit of the sugar mixture.
Step Four: Bake in the oven until soft and golden brown. Enjoy by themselves or with some vanilla ice cream!Print