Cinnamon Baked Pears drizzled in maple syrup
Just 5 ingredients to a heavenly dessert or snack
Baked pears are a warm addition to breakfast when combined with your favorite yogurt and granola. Roasted pears also make a great dessert! Who doesn’t love a simple yet versatile dish!
Ingredients for Cinnamon Baked Pears
This recipe uses just 5 ingredients:
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut oil or butter
How to make Baked Pears:
This recipe is so simple that anybody can make it without fail. Your kitchen will smell insanely good and the end result is super impressive. You can also substitute in apples for the pears using the same technique.
- Melt butter or coconut oil and whisk with the maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg
- Halve the pears from stem to bottom
- Scoop out the seeds and the core. If you have a melon baller that makes it even easier to scoop out a round center
- Place the pears skin side down (flesh side up) in a baking dish
- Drizzle the maple syrup mixture over the pears
- Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for 40-75 minutes, depending on the ripeness of the pears
- Pears are done when you can easily pierce with a knife
- The pears should be soft, but not mushy, and the syrup should be lightly caramelized and thickened
- Let rest for 5 minutes and then serve
Using different baking spices:
I love to add cinnamon and nutmeg to baked pears, and occasionally a splash of our homemade Vanilla Extract, but there are so many great spice options. A squeeze of lemon over the top can help cut the sweetness if desired.
Try any combination of these spices:
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Best Pears for Baking:
Bosc and Anjou (red or green) varieties are the best baking choices because they hold their shape and texture during baking. In a pinch, Bartletts and other varieties work fine, too. These pears are available year-round in any market.
Avoid using Comice pears for cooking because the tender, juicy flesh tends to fall apart when baked whole or used in pies. Do not peel the pears because the flesh will soften when baked.
How long should I bake pears?
Baking time for pears will vary based on ripeness. If your pears are very ripe baking time can be as short as 40 minutes. Less ripe can take up to 1 hour, 15 minutes. It’s easy to test to see if the pears are done. Just poke with a sharp knife or toothpick to see if the flesh gives easily.
The end result will be a beautifully soft pear, infused with maple syrup and cinnamon. When done baking a wonderful syrup will be at the bottom of the baking dish so be sure to pour that on top of your pears when you serve them!
Best ways to serve Cinnamon Baked Pears
Serving baked pears can be as simple as spooning them into a dish with some of the delicious maple syrup drizzled on top.
I love to add plain Greek yogurt and some granola to the bowl for a breakfast treat, or an afternoon snack.
These pears make an amazing dinner dessert. Imagine a 10-minute easy prep and then just baking your dessert while everyone eats dinner.
Add some vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of Easy Salted Caramel Sauce for a complete hassle-free dessert. Your house will smell like heaven on earth!
How long can you store baked pears?
Baked pears are delicious warm or cold, and you can store them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Looking for more dessert ideas?
- Our Pear and Walnut Cake Recipe is another great way to use pears
- Easy Apple Crisp has all the warm cinnamon flavors you could want!
- Super easy Mixed Berry Cobbler will be a hit with any berry lover
- Start your morning with a warm piece of Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Apples
Cinnamon Baked Pears
- 4 Pears, ripe, Bosc or Anjou*
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp butter, or coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Halve the pears and scoop out the seeds and core. Place skin side down in a heatproof baking dish.
- Melt butter and whisk with maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Drizzle maple syrup sauce over the pears.
- Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for about 40 minutes for more ripe pears, or up to 75 minutes for less ripe pears. The syrup should be caramelized and the pears are soft but not mushy.
- Allow to cool for about 5 minutes and then spoon into serving dishes.
- This recipe also works great with apples