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Cinnamon Baked Pears (5+25 Min, Vegetarian)

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

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 |

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.

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

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

Cinnamon Baked Pears. They are super simple to make, take only five minutes of preparation, 25 minutes of baking, and always turn out great.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 pear halves
Calories 240kcal



  • 4 tsp soy yogurt (or dairy yogurt if you like – just keep it gluten-free if needed)


  • Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F).
  • Cut the pears in half.
  • Using a tablespoon scoop out the seeds of each half.
  • Fill with walnuts and drizzle about half a tsp of maple syrup over each half.
  • Finish them off with a few dashes of cinnamon powder.
  • 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 😉
  • Serve with some yogurt.
  • Done.


EQUIPMENT: You just need a solid baking tray, cool as. Recipe adapted from (what a great recipe, seriously!)


Nutrition Facts
Cinammon Baked Pears
Amount Per Serving (273 g)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 8.4g35%
Sugar 28.2g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 21.5mg26%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Hauke Fox

I'm always on the lookout for these damn smart recipes. You know, those that only take a few minutes to put together and taste delicious. Vegetarian Cooking at home is a way to take back control over what I eat. I don't like what many companies do to animals and the environment with their products.


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

    • 5 stars
      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!

      • 5 stars
        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. 5 stars
    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: Cheers! 🙂

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

  14. 5 stars
    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!! 🙂

  15. Was wondering if you might have a replacement in mind for the walnuts? If not, would the cooking time change much without them? Food allergies are no fun.

    • Hi Lin!
      Can you eat almonds or hazelnuts? I think both would work really well. Make sure to chop those nuts though 🙂
      Yeah, allergies can be very annoying I bet!

  16. 5 stars
    So easy to make and delicious! My husband and my 2 year old gobbled these up. It really did take 5 minutes to prep like you said! I’ll be keeping this recipe. And as an added bonus, it was a healthy dessert. 5 stars for sure! Thank you!

  17. Oh… These look absolutely fantastic! I have a couple of pears, two different kinds, but both quite juicy and sweet and this will be perfect. I’ll have them tonight for dessert!

  18. Mary Elizabeth Young

    4 stars
    What is considered a serving? One half or two halves?
    So easy to make. They are cooking right now. Can’t wait to try them

    • Hi Mary! How did they turn out? We considered a serving to be two halves. Yes, really easy to make aren’t they?? I was surprised the first time too 🙂

  19. All of your recipes are so great; I really can’t pick out just one. And this baked pear recipe is going to be great this fall. Thank you!

    • Aww, thanks for the warm words, Margaret! Yeess, this pear recipe is awesome, but let’s enjoy the summer just a little longer till we start of with autumn again hahhaha

  20. How about using pecans?

  21. looks delicious. What’s the parchment paper for?

  22. Hi. I am going to try this recipe with the ever-hard pears from my sister-in-law’s tree. If this works out, maybe she can stop ignoring them.
    Just to let you know, the word cinnamon is spelled incorrectly in the title of the printer-friendly version of the recipe.

    • Hi! Arrr that’s one word I somehow always end up misspelling, thanks for pointing it out. Enjoy the recipe, hope it softens up and improves the pears for you all!

  23. 5 stars
    Oh My Buddha! These were amazing. I am so lazy, and these were so easy (I made a swap for the walnuts). I used a melon baller to remove the seeds, splashed some maple syrup on a plate, added the cinnamon to the syrup and dipped the cut side of the pears into it to coat. I baked them just like that. After they cooled, I added a rolled ball of cinnamon infused cream cheese rolled in chopped pistachios (I made them so they fit in the pears perfectly – it sort of looked like an avocado with the seed in it). So so so easy and tasty. My husband and my mother are such fussy eaters and they gobbled them up!!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I can guarantee you that I will be making these again (and again and again).

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