These easy baked pears are soft with just a little bite and are perfect with the delicious buttery spiced syrup spooned over the top., May 2022


Credit: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Kady Wohlfarth

Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange pears, cut-sides up, in a 7-by-11-inch baking dish; set aside. Combine brown sugar and cider in a small saucepan; cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter, cinnamon, cardamom and salt; stir until the butter melts and the mixture is fully combined, about 3 minutes.

  • Pour the brown sugar mixture over the pears. Bake until the pears are crisp-tender, basting occasionally with the pan juices, 25 to 30 minutes. Place 2 pear halves on each plate and spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons syrup over each. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

2 pear halves & about 1 1/2 Tbsp. syrup
297 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 55g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 43g; added sugar 27g; fat 9g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 3g; cholesterol 23mg; vitamin a iu 308IU; vitamin c 9mg; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 13mg; vitamin k 10mg; sodium 156mg; calcium 48mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 15mg; phosphorus 26mg; potassium 251mg; selenium 1mcg.