Baked Pears Recipe

    Baked Pears with cinnamon and cloves

    When you’re looking for a naturally sweet treat to enjoy, baked pears are a tasty and suitable option. Requiring limited effort to prepare, you can have a delicious and healthy dessert ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.

    When making this baked pears recipe, we prefer using Bosc pears. Bosc pears tend to be sweet but not as tender as, say, Bartlett pears. As a result, bosc pears fare better when they bake and don’t become mushy.

    A simple dose of cinnamon and cloves adds aromatic, pleasant spice to the pears and will delight all your senses. The extra bonus is that your home will smell divine as these pears bake!

    We enjoy serving these baked pears warm out of the oven with a dollop of cream or ice cream. If you want to make this recipe vegan-friendly, simply use a vegan ice cream like our no-churn recipe found here.

    If you want to make this dessert for a dinner party, you could add some cream or ice cream then garnish with a sprinkle of crumbled biscuits or warm dark chocolate sauce. Talk about a divine treat!


    Cook time: 15 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
    2. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pear to set them upright.
    3. Place pears in a deep baking dish. Pour in apple juice and add the cinnamon stick and cloves.
    4. Roast the pears, basting every 15 minutes, until tender, brown and puckered.
    5. Remove the pears and place on a serving plate. Drizzle the liquid from the bottom of the baking pan on the pears. Optional: serve with ice cream.

    Additional information

    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 6/22/2018

    By the time she was 28, Andrea was diagnosed with thyroid disease, which she credits as her motivation to embark on a healthier lifestyle through natural and sustainable food choices. Her health improved after two years of natural food choices and therapies; those adjustments became the catalysts that changed her life and profession. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she currently teaches her mission to encourage a healthier world through nutritious meal solutions. Andrea is a Natural Nutritionist and Holistic Health Counselor accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also the author of her self-published book, “The Whole Truth,” and her follow-up cookbook, “The Whole Truth Eating And Recipe Guide.” Andrea Beaman is the host of Wise Up! and Fed Up! on Z Living.