Simple Baked Pears with Maple Syrup

Simple Baked Pears with Maple Syrup one pear up close

These Simple Baked Pears are a quick, easy, and healthy dessert with very little added sugar!

  • Author: Maryea Flaherty | Happy Healthy Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: recipes
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 ripe but firm D’Anjou pears
  • 3 tablespoons butter*
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Optional topping: chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Peel the pears and cut them in half length-wise. Carefully scoop out the core and seeds from each half.
  3. In a cast iron or other oven proof skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Place the pears in the skillet, cut side down, and cook them until they are starting to get browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Using a fork, carefully flip pears to cut side up and continue to bake another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the pears from the oven and carefully transfer them to a platter.
  7. Put the skillet back on the stove over low heat, and whisk in the maple syrup with the butter and juices in the skillet.
  8. Spoon the maple syrup sauce over the pears. If desired, sprinkle with chopped pecans. Enjoy!


*To make this vegan, use coconut oil in place of the butter

Recommended equipment: Cast Iron Skillet

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Keywords: simple baked pears