Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Easy Baked Pears

Fall is the season for pears. Baked pears can make a beautiful, healthy dessert topped with a little ice cream or drizzled with nuts and caramel. They also make breakfast or brunch extra special! The best part is that they are incredibly quick and easy to make! They pretty much speak for themselves so I'm just going to skip the fluff and get straight to it!

You will need:
-Ripe Pears
-Sugar or honey

Start by cutting your pears in half length wise and then scoop the core out using a spoon. If your pears are ripe enough, this should be pretty easy. You can also remove the stems, but I like to leave them on because I think they look pretty.

Lightly grease an oven-safe skillet, backing sheet, or dish. I like to use my cast iron skillet, but anything will work.

Arrange the pears in the skillet and place a small piece of butter in each well left by removing the core. I usually slice a pat of butter and then cut that pat into 4 pieces and put one of those pieces into each pear. It's really not a lot of butter. Next, sprinkle a little bit of sugar (or a drizzle of honey) and cinnamon on top of each pear.

Broil the pears on the top rack for about 10 minutes or until soft and golden. Different ovens cook differently so keep an eye on them.

That's it! So easy. So fast. So good. Now go impress your friends, husband/wife, mom...whoever!


Unknown said...

Your pics are GORGEOUS, Sara! Now I have to make them. �� Thank you for keeping the posting short and sweet. I feel like we are part of the same club, using cast iron for cooking (LOVE them). And there is real beauty in simple recipes. I would skip the sweetener as pears are naturally sweet but I hadn't thought of baking them before. Looking forward to more recipes and more posts. Please share pics of your backyard project and your mailbox soon.

Unknown said...

I would really love to see more of your plated meals. From what I have seen so far, you are a whole foodie simple gourmet. You seem to take into account the nutrition, the taste, texture and presentation. If you wanted to invest in dishware as beautiful as your food I highly recommend Fiesta. Check out on YouTube it's history and how it's made. It's the best dishes I have ever had.

Unknown said...

Hey Briar Rose! Thank you for your feedback! I'm so glad you like my pictures! You can definitely make these pears without the sugar for sure, but you will be missing out on the great texture it adds to the top! It only takes a tiny sprinkle so it really doesn't add too much concern, even for super anti-sugar dieters out there. And thank you for the dish suggestion! I have seen those and they're really fun! However, we really wanted a simple, clean set of classic, plain white dishes so I really researched a lot to find my set and settled on the porcelain, organic shaped dishes from West Elm and I couldn't be happier with them! We also have large wooden serving bowels that we mix in with the white dishes and it looks really nice all together. Or at least we like it!

Unknown said...

I totally understand your desire for a clean elegant simple look. I agree the white and wood would be quite lovely. Good job researching! I do that too. Prior to Fiesta I had white Corelleware, which supposedly doesn't break.. But it does. And when it does it shatters into tiny slivers and takes about an hour to clean up the floor and you can still find pieces days later. I will try a tiny bit of sugar for the top of the pears. Thanks! Do you think at some point you could do a messy Bun tutorial on YouTube? I think I am messy bun challenged. Haha! I have tried others and they are either too complicated or they talk to death. Your hair is gorgeous dahling!(:

Rebekah said...

Briar Rose: You could try Xylitol instead of sugar. Then it still has the sweetness and texture but it's healthier.

Riter Among Other Things said...

Thanks for sharing! We have a pear tree at our new home. My mom and I already canned some of the pears, but we have a lot left. We'll have to give this a try. I'm really enjoying your posts and the lovely pictures and look forward to what you will share next.

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Kay said...

Thank you for sharing this Sara. I tried the recipe tonight and they turned out great! Looking forward to more recipes. I found your blog through your husband Jordan's anchor station and I really like it!

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