Baked Pears

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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?

Baked pears on a serving platter.

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.
Ingredients measured out to make baked pears: oats, coconut oil, pecans, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt and pears.

Ingredients Needed

  • 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.
Baked pears on a sheet pan.

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!

Four photos showing the steps to make baked pears: making the oat filling mixture, coring the pears and finally filling the pears with the oat filling.

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!

Baked pears served with ice cream.

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.
  • Top with coconut whip cream.
  • Drizzle with homemade date caramel sauce.
  • Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and drizzle of pure maple syrup or honey.
Two baked pear halves on a plate.

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.

Overhead view of baked pears in a serving platter.

More Pear Recipes to Try

Be sure to check out all of my pear recipes as well as the full collection of dessert recipes here on EBF!

Baked Pears

5 from 3 votes
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!
Baked pears on a serving platter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe pears, Bartlett or Anjou
  • cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, or butter, softened to room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Add the oats, coconut sugar, chopped nuts, cinnamon, salt and coconut oil to a bowl. Mix together until combined. Set aside.
    Mixed ingredients in a bowl.
  • Cut pears in half and place in a 9×13 baking pan or on a baking sheet.
    Halved pears with a melon baller that has scooped out a shallow hole in the pears.
  • Use a small spoon, small cookie scoop, melon baller or teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and some of the pear to make enough room for the oat mixture. Spoon oat mixture into pear halves.
    Adding mixture to the hollowed out pears.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until pears are tender and can easily be pierced by a fork. Time will depend on size and ripeness of pears.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature as is or with vanilla ice cream, yogurt or coconut whip cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 halves Calories: 302kcal Carbohydrates: 44g Protein: 3g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 145mg Potassium: 268mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 27g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pears

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