These baked pears are so simple they will blow your mind! Deliciously soft, sweet and with a gentle spice they soon will become a comforting favourite. Impressive enough to entertain yet quick enough for a weeknight dessert. Vegan, GF + healthy.
Preheat the oven to 170°c fan/190°c/375°f.
Cut each pears length ways into two halves. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds to create a little cavity in the middle of each pear half before placing them in a baking dish cut side up.
In a small bowl mix the walnuts, cinnamon and 2 tbsp of maple syrup / honey until combined. Spoon the mixture into the cavities, dividing it evenly between the 4 halves.
Drizzle the pears with the remaining 1 tsp of maple syrup / honey before baking in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pears are soft and golden on the edges.
Serve the pears with a dollop of yoghurt or ice cream and a drizzle of any juices remaining in the baking dish.
This recipe also works perfectly with apples!
These walnut baked pears are perfect for an indulgent weekend breakfast, as a weeknight dessert or even when entertaining a crowd.
To make ahead, fully prepare the pear halves before drizzling with lemon juice to prevent browning and store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days until you are ready to bake.
This recipe works perfectly well doubled, tripled or even quadrupled if you are cooking for a crowd.
A few ingredient notes: