Cinnamon Baked Pears (5+25 Min, Vegetarian)

Easy Baked Pears. Prep Time 5 minutes, Bake Time 25 minutes | #dessert #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.com

Here’s what’s happening: your cooking skills leave a lot to be desired, you’re knackered after a long shift and your date has just text you to say they’re on their way round.

You’ve already botched the starter, slaughtered the main course and are just beginning to lose all hope of getting anywhere tonight. Then you suddenly remember about this awesome recipe you read earlier, and how a 25 minute baked pear dessert will save your night.

Here’s why:

Never baked a thing before? No problem. They couldn’t be easier to make, take only five minutes of prep, and always turn out great.

Out of cologne? Don’t fret. Stand next to the oven and waft the delicious cinnamon about the place. You and your flat will smell great.

And the best thing? The baked pears look fancy by default – as if you were dishing up some sort of Michelin Star/Gordon Ramsay type of thing. You’ll see.

Easy Baked Pears. Prep Time 5 minutes, Bake Time 25 minutes | #dessert #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.com

Health Benefits – Baked Pears

And here’s an interesting fact about pears to further impress your date. (Being a proactive kind of guy I’ve mapped out the conversation for you. You’re welcome).

You: Did you know that pears help to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes? You know, the serious high blood sugar disease that affects millions and millions around the globe?

She/He: No way, really??

You: I know, I thought the same!! How can a fruit high in sugar be good against diabetes, right?! Well, it’s because pears contain flavonoids. And that stuff really helps to improve insulin sensitivity (1).

She/He: You’re so clever! I love your interesting and knowledgeable facts (smiles).

By this point you should be in and can safely proceed with further actions.

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Cinammon Baked Pears (5 + 25 Min, Vegetarian)
 
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Serves: 4 pear halves
Ingredients
  • 2 pears
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey (or maple syrup, if you prefer it vegan)
  • 3 tbsp walnuts
  • Optional:
  • 4 tsp natural yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F).
  2. Cut the pears in half.
  3. Using a tablespoon scoop out the seeds of each half
  4. Easy Baked Pears. Prep Time 5 minutes, Bake Time 25 minutes | #dessert #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.com
  5. Fill with walnuts and drizzle about half a tsp of honey over each half.
  6. Finish them off with a few dashes of cinnamon powder
  7. Whack them onto a baking tray and off they go into the oven for about 25 minutes. Don't forget some gloves to take them out again 😉
  8. Serve with some natural yogurt (soy yogurt is great too!).
  9. Done.
Notes
EQUIPMENT: You just need a solid baking tray and some parchment paper, cool as.

Recipe adapted from skinnytaste.com (what a great recipe, seriously!)
Easy Baked Pears. Prep Time 5 minutes, Bake Time 25 minutes | #dessert #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.com

32 comments

  1. Loved baked stone fruits.. these pears are so simple yet delicious!

    • I love baked fruit…I “bake” my pears and apples in the microwave. I use a coffee mug, and cover it.
      For the pears cut a circle out of the bottom, going up far enough to remove the seeds. I swirl honey (or turbinado sugar) inside, and put a splash of white,or red, wine on top, cook for 2 mins…
      For the apples I core them. I stuff honey, cinnamon and a smidge of butter down inside, cook for 2 mins.
      Sometimes I peel the red pears (green and brown pears work best) I never peel the apples. Mostly because Im lazy lol..
      If you didnt want to use wine or butter you could definitely sub any juice, or maybe almond/coconut milk. I have several variations of these, oats added to the apple stuffing is so good.

      • Hi Dianna!
        Oh wow, that’s a cool idea to prepare them!
        I want to use wine and butter, that sounds absolutely delish!!!
        Thanks so much for sharing, will try it out right away today 😀

  2. I’ve never tried to bake fruits, but this seems like a good idea, a very tasty one! 🙂

  3. Hey what a beautiful picture you shot. You nailed it, both for the click and the recipe!

  4. Hey Howie! You motivated me to blog travel today and so glad I did. 😉 I don’t make a lot of desserts because of my sugar problem but these ingredients are perfect. I’m going to try these this week. Thank you!

  5. It’s strange, I don’t like cinnamon but you’ve made these look so yummy I really want to make them!!

  6. Haha – I love your solution to being out of cologne!!! This would be one intoxicating smell – and such an elegant looking dessert!

  7. I looove pears, and these look absolutely wonderful!! Such a delicious and guilt free dessert 🙂

  8. Will regular yogurt you buy from the grocery store work (i.e Yoplait)?

    How about Greek yogurt? Can you bake that? (Confession: baking yogurt sounds weird.)

    But I will try it as soon as I find out what kind of yogurt I can use. Thanks guys!

    • Hi Sarah!
      Well, actually that might not have come out 100% clear in the description. It’s just plain natural yogurt that we used as a topping after we baked the pears.
      So, no baking yogurt included 🙂

  9. I’ve always have trouble with cooking pears. they are always hard when you buy them, and I don’t know how long before they ripen up. So do hard pears right from the store work on this recipe ?

    • Hi Tom! Thanks for stopping by 😀
      Yes, that’ll work just fine. You’ll have to leave them in the oven a little longer though. I have the same problem over here in Germany. Most pears are still hard as stones in the supermarket. But they work anyway 🙂

  10. Do the nutrition facts provided include the walnuts, honey and yogurt?

    • Hi Katie,
      Thanks for your question. Yes, it includes honey, yogurt and walnuts 🙂
      Sorry for not being clear on that!

      I hope they turn out well!

      • How lovely for you to respond so quickly, thank you. The pears came out delicious. I’m going to follow you on Instagram now. My focus is Vegetarian dining with a successful commitment to Weight Watchers too.

        • You’re welcome, Katie!
          Ah, that’s cool – we definitely want to look more into veggie dinner recipes as well 🙂
          Awesome to hear that the baked pears came out great!!

  11. yum…i have pears from harry and david that i recieved as a gift….was wondering what to do with them…cant wait to try this today..ty so much for posting.

  12. I just made these this morning and they were absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I mentioned you on my blog here: https://iamproductivelyprocrastinating.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/adventures-in-procrasti-baking-cinnamon-honey-baked-pears-with-walnuts/ Cheers! 🙂

  13. Are these best served warm or cold? They look so good. Can’t wait to try them

  14. These are light and delicious! I love baked apples and these are a step up in elegance! I am taking a big pan to a dinner party tonight. Serving them with vanilla or vanilla caramel ice cream for a little decadence!

    • That combo sounds excellent, Tammie!! I’m super excited you liked the pears, they are easy to make, right? 😀
      And yep, I think the smoother, less acidy taste of pears makes them so good for dessert. Oh, if you find the time, we’d be more than excited to see your creations for the party. If you use instagram, our account is “katfromhurrythefoodup”. Enjoy the party!! 🙂

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