Baked Pears

Recipe Author:

Tree-Ripe Fruit Co.

Prep time: 15 Mins
Cook time: 35 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes

This recipe features our Oregon pears from Kiyokawa Family Orchard available every October.

Ingredients

3 large ripe Oregon pears

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup chopped Georgia pecans

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 pinch nutmeg

1 pinch salt

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

¼ cup Wisconsin raw honey

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and 2 tablespoons butter. Set aside. 
  3. Cut pears in half and shave off a thin slice on the uncut side so pears will sit flat. Use a melon baller or scoop to remove the seeds.
  4. Melt remaining butter in cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear pear halves center side down for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip pears over.
  5. Top pear halves with pecan mixture and drizzle with honey
  6. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with melted honey from the pan. 
  7. Remove skillet from oven and serve pears. Pour extra honey sauce in pan over the pears. Serve while warm.