Need a dessert for Thanksgiving (or any day, really!) that’s naturally vegan
and gluten-free? Try these 4-ingredient healthy baked pears!
Pears are like the peaches of Fall. They are a very seasonal fruit, perfect in everything from salads to pizza, and work really well as a fresh and healthy dessert. That’s why I am so excited to share my simple recipe for baked pears with maple, walnuts and cinnamon. This is a perfect Fall dessert that’s naturally vegan and gluten-free and would also make a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner!
Not only are pears versatile and delicious, they are also nutritious. One medium pear has 6g of fiber and is a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Add the walnuts, maple syrup and cinnamon, and you have yourself a healthy little dessert that has the added benefit of making your house smell divine!
This healthy baked pear dessert looks fancy but it’s SO easy to make. Just make sure the pears you buy are ripe. You can tell if they are ripe by gently pressing the neck of the pear. I it gives a little, it’s good to go. If not and it’s firm, the pear is not yet ripe. So basically, you cut the pear lengthwise, scoop out the seeds with a spoon, add a mixture of chopped walnuts, maple syrup and cinnamon and bake it for 20 minutes at 350F! That’s it!
- 2 Ripe Pears
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 3 Tbsp Walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (divided)
- Cut pears in half, lengthwise
- Scoop out seeds
- Combine chopped walnuts, maple syrup and half the cinnamon
- Fill the center of each pear half with walnut mixture
- Bake in 350F oven for 20 minutes
- Just before serving, sprinkle cinnamon on top
- I used Bosc pears for this recipe, but any pear will work!