Baked Pears

I have to admit something, this recipe for baked pears has become a regular guest at our dinner table.  What started out as a special dessert for some special friends during a dinner party, has become a quick-go-to recipe when we are craving a little sweetness.

 

Baked Pears

 

What do I love about this dessert of baked pears?  I love the simplicity and the somewhat peasant-like feel.  It is cozy and makes you want to curl up with a loved one.  It is sweet and slightly creamy.  What I love most is that it is sugar, dairy and wheat free.  Yeah!  And it is still amazing.

I was inspired to make  this recipe by one of my favorite food bloggers, Bea.  At the time we were eliminating a few things from our diets, so I switched up her recipe and made it fit our current lifestyle.  And I served it to unknowing people, and they loved it.  Since that first time, I have still made it the way I did that first time.  I have used Bosc and Seckel Pears, as long as your pears are ripe, you really do not need sugar.  Most of the time when I cook with fruit, I usually eliminate or reduce the sugar and let the naturalness shine.  Ripe sweet pears baked with creamy coconut milk and rich vanilla bean is all you really need to make this comforting dessert shine.  A twist or two of Meyer Lemon adds some freshness!

This recipe for baked pears is lovely served on its own or alongside a dish or rice pudding or a scoop of ice cream if you are so inclined.  However, you choose to enjoy it is entirely up to you, just remember dessert without the evil triplets can be very enjoyable!

 

Baked Pears

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Lovely! And for a wonderfully elegant dessert just add crème anglaise like the French would. I never cook with coconut milk but I really should. But wouldn’t a dash of Grand Marnier be wonderful, too? I love this simple dessert – our regular fruit course turned into a true and comforting dessert. Lovely, as usual.

  2. oh this is our next dessert here, bookmarked it straight away!

  3. This sounds delicious!! I am a total sugar addict so I would add ice cream probably but I love pears and I can only imagine them baked this way. YUM!!!

  4. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Baked pears are delicious :) saving this recipe!!

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