Maple Baked Pears

The aroma of baking sweet pears filling your home is very welcoming. The subtle maple flavor in this recipe suits baked Bosc pears perfectly.

4 to 5 medium firm pears, preferably Bosc
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, optional

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. Quarter the pears lengthwise, and remove the cores and stem ends. Cut each quarter in half lengthwise. Arrange In a 9 by 9-inch nonstick baking pan.

3. Drizzle the syrup over the pears, and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Scatter the walnuts over the pears.

4. Bake until the pears are tender but not overcooked, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir the mixture well about 15 minutes into the baking time. Serve warm in shallow bowls or over frozen yogurt if desired.

4 servings

Variation: Omit the walnuts; sprinkle the pears with about 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips once out of the oven.

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Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, by Nava Atlas. Copyright 2001 by Nava Atlas. Reprinted by permission of Nava Atlas.
Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, by Nava Atlas

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Penny B.
.3 years ago

Sounds delicious, thank you.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


federico bortoletto

devono esssere buonissime. Le provero' grazie

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago


K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

David N.
David N.4 years ago

I've never done much with pears. Thanks for the idea.

Liz Thompson
Elisabeth T.5 years ago

Great recipe, thanks so much...

Kristen R.
Kristen R.5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this tasty but still nutritious dessert.