With the Wheatless Kitchen‘s recipe you can have fruit for dessert and barely even notice. Soft, tender baked pears is coated with cinnamon, honey and buttery goodness. Sprinkle on some nuts for added crunch and you’ll have a satisfying dessert you can feel good about.
Baked Pears with Cinnamon Honey
- 3 medium pears
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter (vegan if desired)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 400ºF (204ºC).
Peel the pears with a vegetable peeler to remove the skin. Cut the ends off, then cut the pears in half. With a spoon, gently scoop out the core and seeds using a circular motion. Place the pears face down in a 9×13-inch glass dish or large baking sheet.
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Warm the sauce over low-medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted and ingredients are combined. Carefully spoon the sauce over the pears, reserving some of the sauce for later.
Bake the pears for 30–35 minutes, until slightly soft and beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving. Spoon a small amount of the leftover sauce over the pears when serving.
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1/2 pear
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 117; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbohydrate: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 1g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 8mg; Iron: 0%; Vitamin A: 2%; Vitamin C: 5%; Calcium: 1%