Recipe Of The Week

Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

Baked pears are an excellent autumnal warmer and this recipe from the Sally’s Baking Addiction is sure to satisfy your tummy this season. In celebration of Thanksgiving, this recipe is a light dessert option this festive season. The super-easy mix of ingredients makes for a delicious dessert as well as being completely fuss-free! Try this baked pear recipe at home with just 30 minutes of preparation and cooking time.


4 Anjou pears

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Optional toppings

Maple pecan granola

Green yogurt


Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Line the baking tray with parchment paper of a silicone baking mat if required.

Cut the pears in half and cut off a small sliver off the underside in order for the pears to lay flat when placed on the baking tray. Using a large or medium cookie scoop, melon baller or a teaspoon core out the seeds. Arrange the pears facing up on the tray and sprinkle them with cinnamon to taste. Whisk the maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Drizzle most of your mixture all over the pears reserving approximately 2 tbsp for later.

Place the pears in the oven and bake them for approximately 25 minutes until soft and lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with the remaining maple syrup and vanilla mixture. Serve warm with granola and yogurt.

The pears can stay refrigerated for up to 5 days and can be reheated again in the oven for 10 minutes. Enjoy!