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Baked Pears

Updated on February 23, 2014

What do you do with a lot of pears?

In my part of Australia, we are known for our pears and for a couple of months each year my kitchen is swamped with them. Fresh pears are a versatile fruit, great for a snack, with cheese, in fruit salads, pies, cakes, and in curries.

When I get tired of fresh pears, I poach or bake them.

When you want to bake a pear, choose fruit which is drier, and better able to keep its shape when cooking. Bartlett pears, or Anjou, hold up to baking quite well..

susanna duffy

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  • 4 pears
  • 2 cups approx Marsala
  • 1 TBs honey
  • thick slice butter


  1. Peel and slice pears lengthwise, place them in a baking dish
  2. Add the Marsala until it's half way up the side of the pears
  3. Add small dabs of butter over the pears
  4. Pour over the tablespoon of honey
  5. Bake in a 350F oven for around a good hour basting now and then.
  6. When the liquid becomes caramelised, remove and serve.
  7. Delicious with ice cream
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Baked Pears with Cinnamon

  • 2 large ripe pears
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 TBs brown sugar
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • scoop of butter


  1. Cut each pear in half and stand it on a piece of foil large enough to wrap around it.
  2. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the pears
  3. .Dot with butter.
  4. Wrap in foil. Place on a baking tray.
  5. Bake pears for 30 minutes or until tender.

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All comments are greatly appreciated. You may even let me know about a great baked pear recipe

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      6 years ago

      My favourite are freshy and juicy pears.

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      John Dyhouse 

      6 years ago from UK

      Useful and informative lens, hope you don't mind if I feature this on my poached pear reccipe lens, under alternative ways of cooking pears.

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      6 years ago

      I'm very frustrated with my pear tree, it just does not bear fruit, year after year *sigh* .... I love pears - fresh, baked, stewed, any old way!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These baked pears recipes really sound great. I never thought of cooking pears with marsala. I imagine that is very good.

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      6 years ago

      These recipes look simple and delicious.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for this interesting lens ! Recipes sound great !

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      Joan Hall 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      My son adores pears. I called him over to see your Baked Pears with Cinnamon recipe and he took one look and immediately said, "Bookmark it!"

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      7 years ago from New York

      I usually like mine just plain, but those cinnamon pears look awfully good.

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Delicious pears and some great ways to cook them!Yum!


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