Paleo Baked Pears with Maple Syrup & Pecans
Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
Delicious warm Paleo baked pears smothered in maple syrup and pecans. Perfect for breakfast with non-dairy yogurt or dessert with ice cream.
Is it just me, or do your kids go back on forth on what they like? Last month my boys went crazy over pears, and now they barely touch them.
My pears only had another day in them before they were too ripe. I hate throwing stuff away, so I decided to make baked pears.
These baked pears will enlighten your senses with the smell of Fall-like aromas as they dance around the kitchen and linger through the rest of the house.
The thought of these baking bring back memories already!
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety to get all the helpful tips and tricks you’d normally by-pass. Or if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your baked pears turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Paleo Baked Pears with Maple Syrup & Pecans
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Tip: Parchment paper is used for a mess-free clean-up. You could also use a silicone baking mat if you do not have parchment paper.
2. Remove the stem from all pears and cut lengthwise in half.
Tip: If your pears seem unsteady on the baking sheet, you can cut off a small piece of the rounded bottom to make it flat. This will keep it from tipping over.
Tip: You can also try using a small spoon to accomplish this step.
4. In a small bowl, combine chopped pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, and sea salt.
Tip: Make sure you are using unsalted pecans. If your using salted pecans omit the salt completely.
5. Using the same tablespoon, scoop mixture into each pear halve.
6. Bake pears in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until tender.
7. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the pears to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Tip: Top baked pears with yogurt for breakfast or with ice cream for dessert.
How to Store Paleo Baked Pears with Maple Syrup & Pecans
These baked pears are best if eaten the same day. If you must store baked pears in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Before serving warm them up in the microwave (about 1 minute) or in the oven at 325 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Essential Equipment to Make Paleo Baked Pears with Maple Syrup & Pecans
Baking Sheet – I love my baking sheets, there is plenty of room and they are easy to clean. If you are cutting the recipe in half, you can use a smaller baking dish or sheet.
Tablespoon – A tablespoon is necessary to make the pockets the maples syrup and pecans will sit in. You can also try using a small spoon.
More Paleo Desserts
Paleo Chocolate Pudding – A Paleo dessert inspired by the Paleolithic 2018 Early Man movie.
Two-Minute Chocolate Paleo Cake – No time to wait for dessert? Try this two-minute Paleo cake!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – MMMMM. No one can resist chocolate chip cookies, even Paleo ones!
Basic Paleo Staples for Making Paleo Baked Pears with Maple Syrup & Pecans
Pecans – I usually buy the whole pecans from Costco and smash them into pieces. It is much easier to buy them already chopped, it will save you time, and it’s mess-free.
Maple Syrup – Local syrup is best!
Cinnamon – My favorite organic ground cinnamon is made by Simply Organic.
Sea Salt – Everyone has their opinion on the best sea salt, so use whatever’s in your kitchen.
Other Items Needed:
Bartlett Pears – It is always best to buy pears when they are in season. Otherwise opt for organic and wash with my favorite homemade all-natural produce cleanser.
Paleo Baked Pears with Maple Syrup & Pecans
- Baking Sheet
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the stem from all pears and cut lengthwise in half.
- In a small bowl, combine chopped pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, and sea salt.
- Using the same tablespoon, scoop mixture into each pear halve.
- Bake pears in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until tender.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the pears to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Baked pears are best served warm.
- Top baked pears with yogurt for breakfast or with ice cream for dessert.