• Ashley McGuirk

Sweet + Juicy Maple Baked Pears



Alright friends, I’ve found my new favorite breakfast. Sweet+juicy maple baked pears. These juicy baked pears are an amazing way to enjoy breakfast, especially loaded up with fresh toppings. They’re my new favorite breakfast for two reasons. First, they taste SUPER sweet and juicy. Second, they’re easy to make and prep for your entire week. WIN-WIN. This recipe contains 5 ingredients and takes only 30 minutes to make. Vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly. I made a huge batch to save and reheat every day of the week for breakfast or dessert. It takes me 1 minute to heat and load up with my favorite breakfast toppings like yogurt and grain free granola. Feel free to enjoy this as a dessert too! They're a little tart (thanks to the lemon juice), a little sweet (thanks to maple syrup) and full of cozy flavor (thanks to the cinnamon). A delicious, easy dish that will have you coming back for seconds. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.



Serving size: 3 pears

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Cook Time: 30 minutes


Maple Baked Pears

Ingredients:

3 pears halved + seeded

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

¼ cup pure maple syrup

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ teaspoon cinnamon

optional: sprinkle of all spice


Optional toppings:

yogurt of your choice (Greek, almond, cashew etc.)

cooked oats

fresh berries

banana slices

granola (I used my fav Purely Elizabeth)

almond butter

peanut butter

cacao nibs


Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit. Wash and cut each pear in halves. Using a small spoon, carve out the seeds from the pear and set aside.

Step 2

Place pear halves in a round cake pan (or any casserole dish) facing up. One at a time, drizzle a little lemon juice on each half.

Step 3

In a small separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and vanilla extract. One teaspoon at a time, spoon out the maple mixture onto each pear half, drizzling evenly until all gone.

Step 4

Evenly sprinkle cinnamon over top each pear half and place in oven to bake for 23-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes. The pears should look something like the picture below. Serve warm or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.


Notes:

I used Anjou pears for this recipe. Some things to keep in mind, quality ingredients are what make this recipe delicious. Make sure you're using fresh pears, pure maple syrup (the ingredients on a syrup bottle should only read "maple syrup") and fresh lemon juice. Using artificial lemon juice will change the original flavor of the recipe.



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Until next time,

Stay Sweet.


-Ashley