Stuffed Baked Pears

Hello everyone! Sorry for the absence once again, life has just been so crazy busy for me with it being my senior year, but don’t worry my friends I have a new delicious recipe for you all to enjoy throughout this wondrous autumnal season. These baked pears are to die for! They’re super simple and fuss-free and will most definitely impress even the snootiest of guests at your next dinner party or brunch. This is the ultimate guilt free alternative to butter and fat laden pies and fruit crisps. Once you try this you’ll never go back. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on how many pears you want to use and baking time varies depending on your oven settings. When I first made this my family was reluctant to try since they’ve never heard of a stuffed pear before, but once they did there was no going back. If you do try this recipe out please let me know in the comments down below and don’t forget to check out my Instagram for my daily eats @bakingwithbri.

On a side note: I went apple picking yesterday and have about 100 apples that can’t wait to be transformed into something new, so you all should be expecting a lot of apple-based recipes coming this month. I promise I won’t keep you waiting forever for a new recipe!

Happy and healthy eating,

Bri

 

Serving:

  • 2 per pear

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe pear, your favorite kind
  • Drizzle of maple syrup, about 2 tbsp.
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp. of walnuts
  • ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ ginger
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees F on the convection bake setting. If you’re oven doesn’t have the convection setting it will probably take longer to cook, about 15-20 more minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine rolled oats, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Cut in the coconut oil with a fork so that it’s well distributed, but there are still solid pieces, you don’t want the coconut oil to melt until it’s in the oven. The mixture should look clumpy kind of like dough.
  • After desired consistency is reached add in nuts and stir to combine.
  • Cut pear in half, lengthwise and scoop out the core and seeds. You want to scoop enough out of the center of your pear so that the filling will fit, but make sure to leave a barrier of pear between the peel so that your filling is like placed in a basket. Once cut and scooped place your pear halves in a baking dish and drizzle with some maple syrup.
  • Put half of mixture into each pear halve. All the filling won’t fit perfectly inside the pear and that’s okay just pile it on top of the pear. You can give it another drizzle of maple syrup at this point, sweetness is up to you. If your ear is on the riper side I would use less maple syrup and vice versa.
  • Bake pears for about 15-20 minutes depending on the ripeness of your pears. As I said before if your oven doesn’t have convection this will most likely take around double the time. I always bake on convection, so just keep on eye on them and check for tenderness after 30-40 minutes.
  • Once pears are baked and the oat topping is golden brown serve pears as a guilt free dessert with ice cream or frozen yogurt, or enjoy as a delicious, nutritious breakfast with some yogurt.
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