Honey Baked Pears

DSC00958Honey Baked Pears

Original Recipe

Easy? Yes. Relatively healthy? I think so (?). Great for large groups because it is that easy to make and serve? Resounding yes.

It’s no secret that I love baked fruit desserts. Baked apples… more baked apples… the occasional banana… I just love fruit in warmed dessert form. Though this was my first time experimenting with pears, I promise it will not be my last.


  • 2 large pears, halved and cored
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed pecans
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ground nutmeg, to taste


Preheat the oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the pears on the baking sheet (I sliced a sliver off of the backs of each slice so the pears would lay flat… also gave me extra little pear crisps!), flesh-side up.

Sprinkle the tops of the pears evenly with cinnamon, crushed walnuts, crushed pecans, and ground nutmeg. Drizzle honey over each pear half (about 1/2 tablespoon of honey on each half). Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes… and then remove and serve hot (and with ice cream!).