Desserts, Recipes

Baked Pears with Pecan Crumble

Have you ever thought to bake fruit? We hadn’t, that is until we did some research. We were seeing baked pears pop up on our pinterest and google searches. Recently we were gifted a case of Brickwork’s Pear Cider and thought it would be the perfect dessert to accompany it. If you’ve never thought to bake fruit, our Baked Pears with Pecan Crumble will change your mind.

Kat remembers when she was young, her dad would make waffles. He’d top the waffle, usually eggos, with ice cream and warm berries. It’s not the same, but it gives the comfort that that did. A big serving would make you want to curl up on the couch and watch a movie. What Baked Pears have, that her childhood dessert didn’t, is a little bit of class. No offence to Kat’s dad, he makes the best mojitos, but that was a diner dish and she loved it for it. Baked Pears take that up a notch. Serve at your next dinner party and everyone will be impressed. Not to mention, you’ll be impressed at how easy they are to make.

Baked Pears are light; the perfect summer dessert! Warm and comforting, and packed with fresh flavours from the pear. Pair with a delicious scoop of ice cream and serve alongside a glass of wine or cider. Check out the full recipe and video below. Plus get a bonus drink recipe by watching the video.

Baked Pears with Pecan Crumble

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pears
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Brickwork's Stockyard Pear Cider
  • optional: 1 cup icing sugar + 1 tbsp Pear Cider

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Finely chop your pecans and add to a small bowl, along with your rolled oats, maple syrup, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until the maple syrup has coated everything.
  • Slice your pears in half, vertically, and with a spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop out the centre of your pears. You should only scoop out about 1 tbsp worth of pear as you do not want the sides of your pear too thin.
  • Place your pears on a lined baking sheet and add a heaping scoop of the oat mixture into each of the pears. It is okay if it is overflowing, it looks better this way.
  • Drizzle about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of your pear cider onto each pear.
  • Bake your pears for 25 minutes or until tender. Every 5-10 minutes you are going to want to drizzle a tiny bit more cider onto each pear to keep the moisture, especially if your pears are not ripe.
  • While they are baking you can make a simple drizzle for them by combining your icing sugar with 1 tbsp of cider.

How to make Vegan Baked Pears

 

Bonus Drink Recipe: 1 can Stockyards Pear Cider + 2-3 shots of coconut rum + 2 tbsp coconut milk + 1 tsp vanilla extract (Makes 2 drinks)