Pears Baked With Maple Syrup

 I enjoy pears just about any way there is to fix them. I had not tried just baking them though and when I saw several recipes for them I decided to see how I would like them. These are very good and really not a lot of fussing. I had two pears so fixed both and ate one warm for lunch with some heavy cream and saved the second one for tomorrow. 
 I combined two recipes and used them for the timing and basic ingredients. I did use pure Maple syrup but honey would make a good substitute. I wouldn’t use pancake syrup syrup even the maple flavored as it is quite sweet. 
 Do line the rimmed baking sheet you are using with some foil or you will have to let it soak to get out the syrup that is stuck to the pan. I used parchment paper but the foil would have worked better. Sometimes a nice simple warm dessert just is the best.
Baked Pears with Maple Syrup
4 pears Bartlett or Anjou hold their shape well
⅓ cup pure Maple syrup
¼ teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional) I did not use
 Preheat oven to 375° Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside.   Peel the pears and cut in half. With a spoon gently remove the core and seeds. place on baking sheet cut side up. If you need to, cut a small slice from bottom of the pear half so it stays in place. 
 Measure out syrup, add vanilla and butter and heat just till warm. Pour over pears saving back some for use when they are baked.
 Bake 25 minutes or until a sharp knife  goes into the pear easily.
 Serve plain, pouring some reserved syrup over or with cream or ice cream using some of the reserved syrup. 

* They will keep in the refrigerator for a few days warming them in the oven or microwave just until warm. Save some syrup to warm with them if you are going to reheat some of them.


  1. We have so many pears. I need to do this with some of them.
    Thank you.

    1. You are so lucky to be able to pick your own Pears. This for sure would be a good way to use some of them and very little work to make.

  2. OMG what an easy and delicious dessert. Great recipe. Thank you
    Yup, Pure maple syrup is the way to go.
    I picture these served on a pretty plate with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

    1. I think Apples would be great this way. Something that cooks in about that amount of time or cook them on the stove top till they start to soften before baking. I have served these warm with ice cream so good!

  3. You know, I bet a person could do the same with apples. I gotta try that


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