Maple Pecan Baked Pears Recipe
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.
Preheat the oven to 375˚F with a rack in the center of the oven. Butter the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
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.
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.
Arrange pears in the buttered casserole dish and divide the filling evenly between pears. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon over pears.
Bake uncovered at 375˚F for 25-30 minutes (depending on size and firmness of the pears), baking until pears are tender.