These cozy baked pears combine tender roasted pears with a coconut sugar oat pecan crumble for a quick and easy dessert that’s sure to impress! Serve warm with ice cream for the ultimate dessert!
Step aside baked apples, there’s a new baked dessert in town! I don’t know why, but baked pears make me think of something you’d find on the dessert menu of a fancy restaurant. But these decadent-tasting treats are so easy to put together that you’ll be putting them on your dessert menu in no time! They come out of the oven buttery soft, perfectly sweet and covered in a cinnamon-spiked, crunchy, caramelized topping. Is anyone else’s mouth watering?
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This baked pear recipe is super easy to make and only requires 7 simple ingredients.
Can be made ahead of time for a fancy dinner party or a simple family dessert.
They’re like single-serving pear crisps, making them perfect for portion control.
Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan – a great option for those with dietary restrictions.
pears – you want to make sure you use firm pears that hold their shape when baked. I dive into this a little more below, but I like using Bartlett or Anjou pears!
old fashioned rolled oats – for the crumble filling. Make sure you grab gluten-free oats if needed.
coconut sugar – the less-processed upgrade for granulated sugar or brown sugar. You can use either of those if you don’t have coconut sugar on hand though! You don’t need much thanks to the sweetness of the pears.
chopped pecans – any chopped nut works for this recipe, but I prefer the flavor of pecans. You can also omit the nuts and use raisins or more oats if you have a nut allergy.
cinnamon – the perfect spice pairing!
salt – to bring all of the flavors together.
coconut oil – unsalted butter also works. Make sure either is softened to room temperature for this recipe.
Best Pears For Baking
Like I mentioned above, you want to make sure you use firm-fleshed pears for this recipe! We don’t want mushy, tender-fleshed pears that fall apart when baked. I like using Bartlett and Anjou because they hold up well and are widely available year-round. Bosc pears are another variety you might like – try making this recipe with a few different kinds of pears and see what your favorite is!
How to Make
Make the crumble: Mix oats, coconut sugar, pecans, cinnamon, salt and coconut oil until well combined. Set aside.
Prepare pears: Cut pears in half and place in a baking dish or on a baking sheet. Scoop out seeds and some of the flesh. Spoon your oat mixture into each pear half.
Bake: Place in a 375°F oven and bake 25-35 minutes until the pears are soft and the oat mixture is browned, crunchy and bubbling with sweet cinnamon goodness!
How to Serve
These baked pears are decadent and delicious on their own, but if you want to take them to the next level… I have some ideas:
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Warm baked pears + vanilla ice cream = a match made in heaven. If you need a dairy-free option, it would be tasty with this banana ice cream or oatmeal raisin ice cream.
Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and drizzle of pure maple syrup or honey.
How to Store Leftovers
Leftover baked pears store really well when stored in the fridge. Allow them to cool slightly before storing in an airtight container. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. I recommend popping the pears back in the oven (at 375°F) to reheat, but you can microwave them if you’re in a time crunch.