FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Cinnamon Baked Pears

Contains Nuts Vegetarian

Recipe adapted from Oregon State University Extension's

15 min
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Servings: 4


2 ripe pears
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons honey or brown sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon dried cranberries



  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the pears in half lengthwise. Remove the core and seeds with a spoon or melon baller.
  3. Place pears in a baking dish. Fill the cored-out centers with chopped walnuts and drizzle about half a teaspoon of honey or brown sugar over each pear half.
  4. Sprinkle each half with cinnamon and cranberries.
  5. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until pears are soft when poked with a fork. Serve warm.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Quick Tips

Honey is not recommended for children less than 1 year old. Substitute brown sugar for honey if you make this recipe for children less than 1.