These baked pears with honey have all the flavors of fall combined in a simple 30-minute and 4-ingredient recipe! Just top the pears with the spices, bake, and serve them warm!
Easy Baked Pears With Honey Recipe
Baked pears on their own are good, but baked pears with honey, cinnamon, and drizzled hazelnut butter on top that’s a treat that you can not refuse.
Don’t skip the hazelnut butter! It pairs perfectly with the baked pears giving them a nutty touch. These seriously are a great guilt-free fall treat you will bake over and over again! This honey-roasted pears recipe is an easy dessert or snack to impress everyone with the least effort.
Ingredients for baked pears
- Pears – you can use any pears you like. However, I recommend using sweeter ones like forelle, bosc, or bartlett.
- Cinnamon – ground cinnamon works best. You don’t need much, just for sprinkling over the pears
- Honey – I always choose honey over maple syrup for pears. But if you’d like, the honey can be substituted with the maple syrup. Drizzle the pears before and after baking to get the perfect sweetness.
- Water – this is my secret weapon for almost all baked fruit recipes. Add a little bit of water at the bottom of the pan where you bake the pears. This would prevent them from sticking, prevent the pan from burning, and keep the pears soft and juicy!
- Hazelnut Butter – is optional, but if you have it at home, you shouldn’t skip it. Just drizzle a bit of the butter over the baked pears to give them a final chef’s touch.
- Walnuts and raisins are also optional, but if you’d like to add some crunch and sweetness, they pair pretty well with the baked pears.
How to bake pears?
If you follow my simple steps on baking pears with honey, you’ll have perfectly baked sweet and tart pears every time!
- Start by preheating the oven to 200C/ 390F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Wash and dry the pears, then cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the core and seeds with a small spoon. Once the pears are cut in half, optionally slice a little bit of the skin on the bump of each pear so they can sit in the pan without moving.
- Transfer the pears to the prepared baking dish with the cut side facing up. Sprinkle the pears with cinnamon, then drizzle the honey over the top. Add the water to the bottom of the pan.
- Bake at 200C for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 180C/355F for another 15 minutes.
- Once out of the oven, drizzle more honey and hazelnut butter. Optionally add raisins and sliced walnuts over the top.
If you have leftover pears, I highly doubt you will let them cool down completely first. Once cooled, you can store the pears in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can serve them cold as they are, or even better, warmed up in the microwave or in the oven.
If you want to keep the dish on the healthier side, drizzle honey or maple syrup and hazelnut butter over the pears. Additionally, you can serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
Other delicious desserts to try:
Baked Pears With Honey
- 4 pears
- cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp honey can be substituted with maple syrup
- 60 g / 1/4 cup water for small-medium baking dish; add more if you use large baking dish
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp hazelnut butter
- a small handful of chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 200C/ 390F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. For 4 servings (pears), you’ll need a medium-sized baking sheet.
- Wash and dry the pears, then cut them in half lengthwise. With a small spoon, scoop out the seeds. Optionally slice a little bit of the skin on the bump of each pear half so they don’t move when you place them on the pan without moving.
- Transfer the pears to the prepared baking dish with the cut side facing up (skin side down). Sprinkle the pears with the desired amount of cinnamon, then drizzle the honey over the top. Add the water to the bottom of the pan.
- Bake at 200C for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 180C/355F for another 15 minutes. The tops of the pars won’t change much, the skin will get brown. To check if they are ready, you can insert a knife or fork and the inside should be tender.
- Drizzle the baked pears with some more honey and hazelnut butter. Optionally add raisins and sliced walnuts over the top.