Baked pears, cinnamon, syrup and pecans, it doesn't get any easier than this! You can make these wonderfully sticky baked pears in no time. Just cut them in half, core them and place them in the oven until they're gold and tender. Pour over some spoonfuls of golden maple syrup and get creative adding your favorite nuts and spices -- we used cinnamon and pecan nuts this time.
A wonderful warm treat that's especially nice to indulge in when it's cold outside, the pears are sweet and caramelized, but have no refined sugar at all. Once the maple syrup dressing goes in the oven it will create a kind of gooey caramel that, when combined with a hint of cinnamon and nuts goes absolutely perfect with the roasted fruits. Enjoy as a quick breakfast, as a dessert next to ice cream or as a sweet afternoon treat, but make sure you try this elegant fancy way of eating pears.
1. Gather the ingredients
- 3 large ripe pears
- 3 tbsp of cinnamon
- 4 tbsp of syrup (or honey)
- a bunch of pecan nuts
2. Prep the pears
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Wash and cut the pears in half.
3. Take the seeds out
Using a measuring spoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds. Then place the pears on a baking tray facing upwards.
Roast the pears in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until tender.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, top with chopped pecan nuts and drizzle the syrup over each pear. Bake for another 10 minutes.
Remove, let them cool down and serve them slightly warm, with extra syrup, vanilla ice cream or finely chopped spearmint.
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