Similar to baked apples. You can add chopped walnuts, nutmeg, cranberries, or anything you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cut top quarter of pears off; create a well by scooping out the core, being careful not to puncture the bottom of the pear. Arrange pears in a shallow baking dish.

  • Drizzle maple syrup over pears. Place 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter in each pear; sprinkle with cinnamon.

  • Bake in preheated oven until pears are easily pierced with a fork, 35 to 50 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 56.6g 18% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterol 45.1mg 15% DV; sodium 114.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2014
Not being a big fan of pears I was a little skeptical that I would like these but I did. I added extra cinnamon because I really like cinnamon and then I took the liquid that was produced while cooking and drizzled http over the pears. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2013
I'm familiar with baked fruits for dessert, and am normally a HUGE advocator for butter, but the butter just sat inside the pear as it baked, and when I took it out, it splashed everywhere, and ran out all over the place when I cut it, mixing with the ice cream. The amount of cinnamon was quite a lot compared to the small amount of pear flesh that was leftover after I was done scooping out the insides, and if I made this again, I would combine all the ingredients together (after melting the butter) and then just drizzle over the pears in the dish. Maybe even cut whole pears up in slices beforehand to minimize the waste from digging through the top to get to the seeds in the center. For people not used to eating fruit, this might be a way to get them to eat it, but it's definitely not healthy nor indulgent, and the ratio of butter/sugar/spice to fruit was just way, way off for me. :( Read More
(17)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2013
I'm familiar with baked fruits for dessert, and am normally a HUGE advocator for butter, but the butter just sat inside the pear as it baked, and when I took it out, it splashed everywhere, and ran out all over the place when I cut it, mixing with the ice cream. The amount of cinnamon was quite a lot compared to the small amount of pear flesh that was leftover after I was done scooping out the insides, and if I made this again, I would combine all the ingredients together (after melting the butter) and then just drizzle over the pears in the dish. Maybe even cut whole pears up in slices beforehand to minimize the waste from digging through the top to get to the seeds in the center. For people not used to eating fruit, this might be a way to get them to eat it, but it's definitely not healthy nor indulgent, and the ratio of butter/sugar/spice to fruit was just way, way off for me. :( Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2013
This was ok but nothing special. I used oil rather than margarine but once I tasted the pears I felt it didn't really need it - a spritz of oil spray would have done the trick. The maple syrup gives the pears a nice flavor but combined with the brown sugar it's awfully sweet. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2014
Not being a big fan of pears I was a little skeptical that I would like these but I did. I added extra cinnamon because I really like cinnamon and then I took the liquid that was produced while cooking and drizzled http over the pears. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2017
I used home grown Asian pears. Recommend less butter and partially skinning the pears if they have even a slightly tough skin it will reduce the bitterness Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2017
Made this ages ago while a kiddo could not remember exact details. I was thrilled to find this and bake up a fresh pear tasted just as I remembered.:) I cannot use cinnamon so opted out. Did mash up the pears to made it like a pearsauce like applesauce so all of the flavors melded together was Simply Wonderful. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2019
I love pears but didn't have large ones so I used smaller ones and cut them in half. oh so yummy! They were perfect and I ate mine before taking a picture so had to take another. lol. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/01/2019
There are too many other good baked pear recipes. This one is not one of them. No wonder people change the recipe to their taste. The best thing about this recipe was the ice cream. Read More