These Baked Pears with 4 simple ingredients are an EASY, delicious treat drizzled in honey, warmly spiced with cinnamon and crunchy with granola. A go-to dessert without the guilt!
I had a couple of pears on the counter this week. And they were calling my name.
So was a cozy night in and a simple, simple, mostly healthy dessert.
And these baked pears absolutely satisfied that sweet tooth and qualified as the simplest baked dessert ever.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PEARS FOR BAKING?
When I’m baking pears, I almost always reach for Royal Riviera, Bosc, and Anjou Pears. They bake well and provide the best texture.
Be sure to use a ripe pear, which means there will be some give, but they should not be mushy.
What Granola Works Best?
If you want to make it really simple, add your favorite store-bought granola to the top. These pears will be just as delicious!
How to Make These 4 Ingredient Baked Pears
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Then slice two pears in half and remove the seeds with a spoon or melon baller. Lay the sliced pears on a baking sheet, cut side up. If the pears do not lay flat, slice a thin sliver off the bottom.
Sprinkle the halved pears with cinnamon, top with your favorite homemade granola or store-bought granola, and drizzle with honey.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the pears are fork-tender.
- 2 large ripe pears
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp honey
- 2/3 cup granola
- optional yogurt or frozen yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Half the ripe pears and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Lay them on a baking sheet. You might want to slice a sliver off the back of the pear so that it lays flat if necessary.
- Sprinkle the top of the pears with cinnamon, then top with your favorite granola; store-bought or homemade. Then drizzle the pear and granola with honey.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the pear is soft. Let them cool before serving. I like to add a dollop of my favorite yogurt too.
I like Royal Riviera, Bosc, and Anjou Pears. They bake well and provide the best texture. Be sure to use a ripe pear, which means there will be some give, but they should not be mushy.
Use your favorite granola. I love to make my own granola... and my favorites, for this recipe, are the Breakfast Granola and the Cranberry Granola.
If you want to make it really simple, add your favorite store-bought granola to the top. These baked pears will be just as delicious!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 5gSugar: 30gProtein: 7g