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Baked Pears

Baked Pears

Did you know, that there is a whole world of baked fruit out there, just waiting to be discovered? You’ll find everything from baked almond butter bananas to apple pie baked apples, lemon berry dessert bars and Paleo apple crisp with pecans and coconut. With a little careful consideration and regard for the highest quality ingredients, it can all be made Paleo! So, when you are looking for dessert options, just pick your favorite fruit, and adapt. We know that whatever you bake will taste so amazing, no one will even care – or realize – that it is grain-free. Try a dish of whole baked pears with honey, ginger and ghee and see who asks for more.

Start with buying pears that are neither too ripe, nor underripe, rather just right. Depending on the sweetness of the variety, you may want to add either more, or less, honey. Perhaps even none at all. See, this recipe is so versatile that you can even add lavender flowers, if you wish, for a tantalizing accent. But don’t stop there! You can personalize these baked pears even further by adding coconut butter to make them vegan. Drizzle them with balsamic vinegar and bacon bits for a sweet and savory dish. Go the traditional route with cinnamon and cloves, or try it with a generous dollop of Paleo salted caramel.

Go nuts with toppings until you discover the version you like best!

Baked Pears Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 1 h
Notice

Protein: 1g / %

Carbs: 36g / %

Fat: 10g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.

Ingredients

  • 4 pears
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. ghee, melted
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. lavender flowers, optional

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Peel the skin from the pears.
  3. Remove the bottom core of pears and cut the pears so that they are flat on the bottom and stand straight up.
  4. Place the pears in a deep baking dish and drizzle with ghee and honey. Sprinkle with ginger and lavender flowers, then cover the dish with parchment paper. Create slits in the paper to allow air to escape.
  5. Cook for about 1 hour, basting the pears with the sauce a few times.
  6. Prior to serving, baste pears again with excess sauce.