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Easy Baked Pears Recipe (VIDEO)

Baked Pears stuffed with buttery oats, pecans, and cinnamon. Stuffed Pears are delicious as a light dessert, but we love them for breakfast with yogurt. Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is.

Just like with Baked Apples, when pears are baked in the oven, become meltingly tender and it amplifies the natural sweetness and flavor of pears. 

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We love cozy Fall Baking from warm Banana Bread to Apple Pie and we always look forward to homemade Baklava. If you are a fan of pears, this Baked Pears Recipe is a must-try!

Baked Pears Recipe

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Why You Will Love These Baked Pears

  • Easy peasy – It literally takes 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to put this recipe together and the oven does the rest.
  • Texture and flavor – Pears that are baked in the oven become meltingly soft. It improves the texture of pears and brings out their natural sweetness.
  • No processed sugars – this is one of the healthiest desserts you can make since there are only natural sugars in this recipe.
  • Reheats well – you can store leftover baked pears in the refrigerator overnight and reheat them to serve with breakfast the next day.

The Best Pears for Cooking

You can use any variety of pears that you have on hand. These pears are great options because they hold up well with cooking and won’t brown as quickly when they are sliced.

  • D’Anjou pears ( red or green)
  • Bosc
  • Bartlette
  • Avoid comice pears which tend to fall apart with cooking

How to Prepare Baked Pears

  1. Make Topping – In a bowl, combine all of your topping ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Cut Pears – Slice pears in half from the stem to the base. Scoop out the centers (a melon baller makes this easy), and cut a slice off the back of each pear so they sit steady in the pan.
  3. Stuff Pears – Place pears with the skin-side down in a 9×13 casserole dish. Divide the topping evenly between the pears. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 375˚F for 25-30 minutes until tender.

Pro Tip: Cutting a slice from the back of the pear gives them a flat surface to sit on. This keeps the pears steady in the pan without rolling around or having the toppings spill out.

Common Questions:

Can I use instant oats?

We recommend using rolled oats in this recipe, which are often called “old-fashioned oats.” Instant or quick-cooking oats won’t have the same great texture and may seem a little mushy.

Can I Substitute pecans?

You can substitute pecans with walnuts, or leave the nuts out completely.

Can I Make this in the air fryer?

As a general rule of thumb, you can convert from the oven to an air fryer by reducing the heat by 25˚F to 50˚F and reducing the bake time by about half. Air fry until pears are tender.

To Serve

  • Dessert – place a pear half on a dessert plate and drizzle with maple syrup, or you can pair a baked pear with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Breakfast – add your favorite Greek yogurt to a bowl, drizzle with maple syrup then place a pear over the yogurt and drizzle with more maple syrup. You can also slice the warm pear before adding to yogurt.

This easy Baked Pear Recipe is a favorite fall dessert. The maple pecan cinnamon topping adds texture and warm Autumn flavors.

More Autumn Recipes to try

These recipes give us all of the cozy Autumn vibes, from hearty dinners like Chicken Pot Pie to sweet traditions like Cinnamon Rolls.

Maple Pecan Baked Pears Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Baked Pears stuffed with maple pecans and oats

Baked Pears stuffed with buttery oats, walnuts, cranberries and cinnamon. Pears baked in the oven become meltingly tender and baking really amplifies the natural sweetness and flavor of pears. Serve baked pears for breakfast with yogurt drizzled with maple syrup, or for dessert topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$8 Varies by Season
Keyword: baked pears
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 137
Servings: 8 stuffed pear halves

Ingredients

  • 4 medium pears, Bartlette, Anjou or Bosc
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats, not instant oats
  • 1/4 cup pecans, or walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, plus more to sprinkle
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted, plus more to grease pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F with a rack in the center of the oven. Butter the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients: rolled oats, pecans, cranberries, and cinnamon. Drizzle with maple syrup and melted butter and stir to combine.

  3. Cut pears in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon or melon baller. Cut a thin slice of pear from the back of each half resulting in a flat surface for the pear to lay on without rolling.

  4. Arrange pears in the buttered casserole dish and divide the filling evenly between pears. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon over pears.
  5. Bake uncovered at 375˚F for 25-30 minutes (depending on size and firmness of the pears), baking until pears are tender.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Baked Pears Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 114IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Lynnie
    October 11, 2021

    I just made the Baked Pears AND your Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. Both excellent. Even my picky hub loved them both!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      Great to hear that, Lynnie! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Ivy
    October 7, 2021

    Can you make a dulce de leche and peanut butter mousse please? Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      October 7, 2021

      Hi Ivy, I don’t have anything like that currently but thank you for the suggestion.

      Reply

  • Zina
    October 3, 2021

    Can I use already ripe pears or is it going to fall apart once baked?

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    • Natasha
      October 3, 2021

      Hi Zina, I use ripe pears but not mushy pears. They should have some slight give.

      Reply

  • Rik
    October 2, 2021

    Where is the video??? I don’t find it??

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    • Natasha
      October 3, 2021

      Hi Rik, some of our embedded videos can be hidden if an ad blocker is on. If that is the case, turn off the pop-up blocker and refresh the page. You can also view the video on our Youtube Channel.

      Reply

  • Lauren
    October 2, 2021

    Love this recipie! We use dates quite often in these.
    Please do a fried mack and cheese bite recipie sooonnn.

    Reply

  • Rikochee
    October 1, 2021

    Where is the video???

    Reply

  • Samantha
    October 1, 2021

    These were AMAZING! My kids love pears but I’d never tried baking them. This recipe was so simple to make and I love that it uses real ingredients for a healthier treat. Thank you for the great recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      October 2, 2021

      Hi Samantha, really, I am so happy to hear that. My 6 year old little girl also loved the baked pears.

      Reply

  • Alinia
    October 1, 2021

    I don’t like pears but I do LOVE your recipes! I will try it! Can you make a cereal milk ice cream please? Thanks!

    Reply

  • Matt Taylor
    October 1, 2021

    Yes!! I love pears especially baked pears. This recipe is amazing and super flavorful and delicious.

    Reply

  • barbara Cokes
    October 1, 2021

    The perfect fall treat! I have a bunch of pears too!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      October 1, 2021

      Oh how perfect! I hope this becomes a new go-to pear recipe for you.

      Reply

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