Baked Pears with Pecans and Maple Syrup
Recipe by: Sur la Table
This recipe is a healthy and delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion. These baked pears are packed with flavor and topped with toasted pecans and pure maple syrup. So good, you'll never believe they're actually good for you! Enjoy!
- 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) butter, extra for greasing
- 4 large ripe pears
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 4 tablespoons finely chopped pecan nuts
- 4 tablespoons Escuminac 100% Pure Maple Syrup
- Vanilla ice cream, to serve
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Butter an ovenproof dish large enough to fit the pears in a single layer. Peel the pears and then cut each one in half and using a teaspoon scoop out the cores. Toss in the lemon juice to prevent them from going brown.
Place the butter in a bowl and beat in the pecan nuts then use the mixture to fill the cavities of the pear halves. Drizzle over the golden or maple syrup, or honey and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the pears are softened and the sauce at the bottom of the dish is bubbling.
To serve: arrange the baked pear halves on plates and spoon over any cooking sauces. Add a scoop of ice cream to each one.
Whether you’re looking for a healthier dessert option or just something delicious to satisfy your sweet tooth, these baked pears are definitely worth trying. With their perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, they’re sure to please everyone at your next gathering. Just be sure to save some for yourself – these pears disappear fast!