Festive Baked Pears

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This holiday season, go with a lighter dessert alternative. Baked pears with honey, cranberries and pecans are sure to satisfy.


4 pears, such as bosc, bartlett or anjou (bartlett are pictured)

24 fresh cranberries

4 tbps chopped pecans

¼ tsp ground cinnamon, plus more, if desired

¼ tsp ground nutmeg, plus more, if desired

4 tsp raw honey

Greek yogurt for pairing, if desired



Preheat oven to 375° F

Halve the pears and then core. You can core the pears with a cookie scoop or a melon baller. Slice a small part off of the backside of each pear half to create a flat surface so the pear sits flat when laid on the pan.

Place the pear halves on a large baking sheet or baking pan, cored side up. Place three cranberries into the cored part of each pear half. Sprinkle each pear half with about ½ tbsp of the pecans and then sprinkle each pear half with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Drizzle each pear half with ½ tsp of honey. Do this by squeezing the honey into a ½ tsp measuring spoon and then drizzle over each pear half.

Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until the pears are tender.

Serve with Greek yogurt, if desired.


(source: http://www.thisgalcooks.com/baked-pears-with-honey-cranberries-pecans/)