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Baked Stuffed Pears

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"This simple dessert is a tasty ending to our Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey or pork. Pears are a yummy change from the typical apples. --Marie Labanowski, New Hampton, New York"
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45 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Core pears and peel 1 in. down from the top on each. Brush peeled portion with some of the lemon juice. Place in a greased 1-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine the walnuts, raisins, syrup, brown sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon and remaining lemon juice. Spoon into pears. Dot with butter. Pour apple juice around pears. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until pears are tender, basting several times.


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I used this as a skeleton recipe and used several of the reviewer's tips. I omitted lemon, made a filling of oatmeal, dates, honey, brown sugar, and almonds. I had no apple juice so I used a R...

I used the idea of this recipe and stuffed it with what my family loves best - "Fruit Crisp Topping Mix" from this site! it was so good. I followed the rest of the recipe as stated.

This is a great recipe. I didn't have any lemons so I used orange where it called for lemon and still came out great. I served with ice cream when the pears just came out of the oven and was a h...

Yummy!! We didn't have apple juice so we used Orange juice and grand Marnier!! Next time we will try it with apples.

My family really enjoyed this dessert but agreed that we will make it sweeter next time. The lemon came through more than the maple and brown sugar.

Excellent - a light and tasty ending to any meal. Instead of using butter, I just gave a quick spritz of Pam over the pears. They're good hot or cold.

We had a few pears that were overly ripe, and I didn't want to make a pie (or go to the supermarket for any items). Came across this recipe, and adapted it to fit what I had. I had dried cranber...

Super tasty (and rich) served with ice cream! My husband and I enjoyed very much, thanks for sharing!

Very good. The lemon was nice, but orange may have been good, too. I will try it next time. Also, I think it would be fabulous paired with vanilla ice cream, of which I had none. Again, next tim...