Baked Cinnamon Pears
Autumn is my favorite season and the season for pears. Freshly baked pears are a great, healthy comfort food that is quick and delicious with no added sugar.
Pears are great for getting some Vitamin C, K, B-6, Magnesium, Folate, Riboflavin, Potassium, Iron and even Calcium. It doesn’t hurt that they are delicious too!
My favorite pear for this recipe is Bartlett. I buy them when they are still firm but give when you press on it. You don’t want to buy mushy pears.
These baked beauties are a great snack or can be reheated for a quick, light breakfast with a cup of ginger tea.
Let's get started!
You will need an oven safe baking dish with a cover approximately 2.5 liters for 6 pears or larger if baking more. If the dish doesn’t have a cover you may use parchment paper to cover (or aluminum foil). You do not need to spray the dish before baking.
Wash, partially peel, and cut pears into medium chunks into a large bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste (I like a lot :-D) and stir to make sure the pears are covered evenly. Pour the pears into the baking dish and add the tablespoon of ghee to the top of the pile of cut pears. Cover and bake at 425° for approximately 40 minutes.
Check and stir pears halfway through cooking time to ensure they are coated with the juice on the bottom of the dish. They are done when they can be cut through easily with a spoon or to the consistency of your choice. It’s best if it’s not mushy like applesauce.
These can be eaten cold or hot and they reheat beautifully in a saucepan or in the oven at a lower temp.