Pears Baked in Amaretto Cream


Butter, sugar, amaretto, and a bit of cream are all you need to turn pears into a warm and comforting dessert.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened and divided

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, divided

  • 2 Bosc pears, halved and cored

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Grease a 9-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar into buttered dish.

  3. Rub remaining butter onto cut sides of pear halves. Arrange pears into the prepared baking dish with the cut sides down. Sprinkle remaining sugar over the pears.

  4. Stir cream and amaretto together in a bowl.

  5. Bake pears in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Pour cream mixture over the pears and continue baking until the pears are tender, about 15 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Amaretto can be added to cream sauce after baking, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
17g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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