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Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey

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Baked Pears with just (4) Ingredients! This EASY dish made with honey, walnuts and cinnamon is perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Baked Pears with just (4) Ingredients! This EASY dish made with honey, walnuts and cinnamon is perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Baked Pears Recipe

My favorite way to enjoy fall fruit is baked, sometimes with a little yogurt, or a little ice cream for dessert, much like I do with these delicious baked apples. Here, I baked the pears with cinnamon, honey and walnuts – it doesn’t get simpler that this!

Baked Pears with just (4) Ingredients! This EASY dish made with honey, walnuts and cinnamon is perfect for breakfast or dessert!

I had some beautiful ripe Royal Riviera pears on my counter from Harry & David and didn’t want to waste them, so I cut them in half, cored them and baked them in the oven this morning. While they baked my kitchen smelled heavenly! They turned out even better than I hoped – I had one for breakfast with a little yogurt, but this would also make a wonderful dessert.

What are the best pears for baking?

I love Royal Riviera, Bosc and Anjou for baking for the best texture and taste.

How To Make Baked Pears

Baked Pears with just (4) Ingredients! This EASY dish made with honey, walnuts and cinnamon is perfect for breakfast or dessert!

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Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey

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Baked Pears with just (4) Ingredients! This EASY dish made with honey, walnuts and cinnamon is perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Baked Pears with just (4) Ingredients! This EASY dish made with honey, walnuts and cinnamon is perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 pear


  • 2 large ripe pears
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • optional yogurt or frozen yogurt


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Cut the pears in half and place on a baking sheet (I cut a sliver off the other end so they sat upright).
  • Using a measuring spoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, top with walnuts and drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey over each one.
  • Bake in the oven 30 minutes. Remove, let cool and enjoy!

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Serving: 1 /2 pear, Calories: 110.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 1.5 g, Fat: 5 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 12 g


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124 comments on “Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey”

  1. Simple, tasty and pretty enough for a dinner party. I drizzled dark chocolate on top, and served two halves with a chocolate shortbread cookie. Big hit!

  2. I’ve made these pears many times, and they always turn out perfectly. They taste great and are nice to serve for a family dinner. Low in calories and quick to prepare.

  3. This recipe comes together very fast and without a mess. I did put a little water in the bottom of the glass dish and they were baked for 40 mins since that’s the texture I enjoy. OMG…they are delish! The 3rd time of making them is in the oven right now. 🙂 The house smells so good. I did put a little spoonful of vanilla yogurt on them just before eating them and it took them to an even higher level! One of the very best no guilt desserts I’ve had.

  4. Made these pears last night for dessert. They were a perfect treat. The pears I used were free from a neighbor’s tree, so that made them even better. I did not add any yogurt, just served the pears as the recipe is written.

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    Midge Bresnahan

    AWESOME!!! And so easy. When I served them every guest ooh’d and aah’d. They make a wonderful presentation, even though they are so easy to make. One thing I do so that I can make them a little ahead ahead is to squeeze fresh lime over them so they won’t discolor. Cover with saran wrap before you add the honey so that you can refrigerate them for a bit. Adds a little something good to the dish. What do you think?

  6. I followed the recipe exactly except used a bit more cinnamon since we enjoy the taste. They smelled so good while baking and tasted even better! I’ll use this recipe again and again.

  7. This recipe is a keeper! Used Red Bartlett pears and also added a dollop of butter on each pear half and just a few  flakes of  finishing sea salt.  Excellent! Thanks!

  8. So yummy and delicious! I made the recipe as directed but I sprinkled a little wheat germ on the pears as well…just to add extra nutrition. And I served it with plain Greek yogurt.

  9. This is a lovely recipe. Easy to put together. I used Asian pears and baked them longer. It’s a delicious treat at any time and it is healthy too.

  10. Yesterday I bought real Prussian pears in Königsberg,which were planted in Prussia even before the annexation of Prussia by the USSR.The pears were not sweet,I baked them in the oven-the taste of pears changed for the better,they became sweet and tasty, very tasty with coffee.

  11. YUM!! Had some pears that wouldn’t ripen, but that I didn’t want to waste. Tried this recipe, just adding some baking time to soften up the pears as they were starting out hard as rocks. Success! Everyone loved them, and I felt good about not wasting my purchase.

  12. A great dessert, or a salad, Nice on bed of greens too, ( like in Fast and Slow book) I think this feels like a holiday dessert. Everyone likes these.

  13. Found this recipe when looking for a way to use up some of the exact same pears from Harry & David!  Each one is big enough to feed all four of us, so we needed to find a way to use them up. I made the recipe as is, and then added a drizzle of maple syrup over them just before serving them. They were a big hit – soft and delicious.  Will make again!

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    Kris Phillips

    I love this dessert. I actually make this almost every night. I pile some blackberries or blueberries on top of the pear half before baking and save the honey for when it’s done. So yummy! A little serving of vanilla no sugar added ice cream on the side and it is just to die for! Even eating this every night for dessert, my husband has lost 22 pounds and I’ve lost 19 pounds in a little over 2 months.

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    This is my favorite dessert now!!!! I make it twice a week.  I also add a tiny drizzle of maple too.  Yummmmmm!  Great recipe.

  16. Excellent and easy recipe.  I used organic Bartlett pears and served them as a dessert with a slice of soft-ripened goat cheese on the side.  All my guest raved about them.

  17. Soo addictive!!! I made these two days in a row!
    I used almonds since I didn’t have walnuts and it turned out great. I baked them a bit longer for 40 minutes and ate it with plain Greek yogurt.
    So so so good!!!

  18. Really delicious!  I had two ripe pears and this was the perfect recipe.  Substituted pecans for walnuts as that is what I had on hand and paired with Greek yogurt.  Will make this again!

  19. These pears, along with some plain yogurt, have become my go-to weekend morning treat. So easy and delicious, they turn out perfect every time.

  20. Loved these! I made without the walnuts because I just didn’t have any in hand – and I still LOVED this!!!

  21.  This recipe was so simple that I made it immediately after finding this recipe online. I actually had just picked some pairs. I had honey and cinnamon but had just recently finished my walnuts. So I made it with just three ingredients the pears the honey the cinnamon. We enjoyed it very much.

  22. I loved this recipe! I had to cook it a little longer. It wasn’t as soft as I liked it after 30 minutes. I cooked it for maybe 40 minutes. Delicious!

  23. Made these and the pears were still not as soft as expected. Perhaps 30 mins baking isn’t enough? Or maybe I had bad pears.

  24. Great recipe, made even better if you add a square of 85% Dark chocolate while still hot.  Aaah, naughty but nice!

  25. Delicious, easy, perfect Fall breakfast!  Just made these in this chilly September morning.  Along with a big cup of coffee, it was heavenly!  

  26. This was excellent and very easy. However, my walnuts were still raw tasting after only 30 minutes in the oven. I would suggest cooking them a bit before using them.

  27. Hi!
    I just made these for my family and everyone at the table was moaning! What a great recipe.  I highly recommend this one! Enjoy

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  30. Gina, I’m sure you saw my Instagram post, but I subbed Gala apples for the pears and this turned out awesome.. had two for breakfast that day! also made my whole house smell wonderful for most of the day. my mom also sends her compliments on this recipe because I gave my parents an apple’s worth to try and she ate hers Thanksgiving morning!

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    Linda Hoffman

    I just made this for dessert last night…really didn’t expect it to be that great. I was wrong.  I put a dollop of Ellenos plain Greek yogurt on top (this is the best yogurt on the planet…and if you live in Portland, Oregon you can buy it). I sprinkled the fruit and plate with a little cinnamon sugar for each serving,  it looked beautiful. It tasted sweet and creamy.  It would be equally good for breakfast.  And it was so simple…

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  41. My husband thought the pears I bought were too ripe… He is quite picky about them…. So, I followed your recipe!! YUM!! I am also on weight watchers so this was perfect for me! Thanks!

  42. Just at this minutes have pears in oven. Testing the recepie, Trying it out but With peanuts and Honey ofcours

  43. This is such a simple yummy recipe. It's especially good with a scoop of Cabot vanilla bean yogurt

  44. Wonderful and healthy alternative than traditional desserts. Note, if you want your pears to stay in place without cutting the bottom, just make a aluminum cradle under the neck part of the pear.

  45. My daughter and I gave up sweets for Lent and have been craving dessert. This was perfect – so easy and soooo delicious : ) And the house smelled wonderful!

  46. i wiped sliced pears with lemon juice to stall browning, substituted pecans for walnuts, put 1/2 pat of butter in each core hole, sprinkled some brown sugar, drizzled with honey and added pecans. not low cal, but what the heck. jim

  47. Omg. I made this tonight for my inlaws and they think I'm a great cook. Easy. Light. Wonderful with light ice cream. Thank you.

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      Archery Princess

      I was wondering about adding raisins, or cranberries or dried cherries. I’ll giving it a try. This would as as a gift for a friend on a diet.

  48. Do you know if these hold up well if eaten the next day? Maybe zap them in the microwave before eating?

    1. I made a bunch of these and they kept in the fridge just fine for almost a week. Like you said just microwave for 20 seconds and they're good to go.

    1. Sandra, I did this with Gala Apples last week because I dislike pears. and it came out great. just make sure to choose a sweet type of apple like gala or honeycrisp and you should be good to go.

  49. I made it for dessert last night. I went the less-skinny route and served with vanilla ice cream. It was almost like having apple pie!! Thank you!!

  50. Just tried these. Incredibly easy yet stylish recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Will try it with a little confectioner's sugar sprinkled on top next time.

  51. I love baked apples, so this is a perfect way to use fall's other fab fruit!


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    Nikki Englerth

    Just had this for dessert with yogurt and it was amazing! I never thought about baking pears but after having this tonight I will be making it all of the time. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  53. Sounds easy and tasty. I've baked Bosc pears. Cut in half, spray with cooking oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper (yes, really), place cut side down so there is a bit of carmelization. Serve sprinkled with Feta cheese and walnuts. Ummm..

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    Roxanne Myers

    I'm not a big par fan…I don't like the "grittiness" of the Bartlett Pear…what variety(ies) can you recommend that are not gritty?

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    oh I'm definitely trying these at home – I even have pears so I can try them tonight! yum!

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    Mmm I made something similar to this not long ago, highly approve 😀 And your photos look amazing! x

  57. I love baked pears, but they're even better poached! You need to use less ripe pears though so they don't fall apart. I love anything that doubles and breakfast and dessert!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Love these simple, yet sophisticated pears. They look perfect for a cozy fall breakfast!

  59. These look yummy. I love honey with my fruits. There is a guy at work with his own bee's and he makes his own honey, it's to die for! Thanks for sharing.

  60. What an amazing idea! I always have these ingredients in my kitchen, but never throughout about baking pears!!

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    Ilene Perfetto

    Love this idea. I also immediately thought of having with some yogurt! Picking up pears today!