These baked maple and cinnamon pears are a simple but elegant dessert. A perfect way to enjoy all those autumn pears, this recipe is even nutritious enough for breakfast!
Hello, my friends! The weeks of fall just keep flying by. My focus lately has been on more effectively using my time each day and really enjoying all parts of the day. There is so much to be grateful for at any given time, but often we feel overwhelmed and stressed.
Getting up earlier, planning out my days, cutting back on social media, and prioritizing health-promoting behaviors such as meditation, yoga, running, walking, and getting to bed earlier all help me feel my best. As always, my family also sits down together to eat dinner at least 5 nights a week.These baked cinnamon and maple pears make a simple yet elegant dessert that is healthy enough for breakfast! Click To Tweet
When it comes to cooking, one of my main ways of simplifying is to cook tried and tested recipes a few times a week. Recipes such as pan-seared salmon, roasted chicken thighs, vegetarian chili, and beef tacos are regulars on our menu. If I want to mix it up on those days I may instead focus on trying a new side dish or making a special dessert.
This brings me to one of my latest dessert creations: Baked Maple and Cinnamon Pears. Baked pears were one of my father’s favorite dishes and I had been meaning to make them for a while. When I received a bounty of pears in my farm share 2 weeks in a row I had my motivation!
This is a wonderful recipe that is so simple to make you won’t even need a recipe after you make it once! It’s a great way to make use of all those pears that are available this time of year. It’s also a great way to make fruit the focus of dessert–but perhaps in a more fun way than just sliced up!
These baked pears would go well with any of the following:
- Plain Skyr or Greek yogurt and granola (pictured)
- Fresh whipped cream
- Coconut whipped cream
- Vanilla ice cream
A Healthy Take on Dessert
With just a touch of maple syrup and cinnamon, in my opinion, these pears are as equally suited for the breakfast table as they are for dessert. Serve them with a larger amount of Greek or Skyr yogurt and granola or chia seeds for a delicious, healthy breakfast. (After I made these I heated up a leftover pear to enjoy with my oatmeal the next morning–so good!)
- 2 ripe (but not overripe) pears
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- Dash of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut pears in half. Slice a sliver off the underside so that they lay flat. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
- Place on the baking sheet and drizzle each with about ½ teaspoon of maple syrup. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until soft and lightly browned on the edges.
- Enjoy while warm with suggested sides.
Plain Greek or Skyr yogurt
Whipped Coconut Cream