Delicious baked pears made with just 6 simple ingredients — perfect for breakfast, lunch, dessert or a cozy snack. It’s warm and creamy with a touch of cinnamon and a sprinkle of granola.
Pears alone are DELIGHTFUL. But bake them and add honey, cinnamon and yogurt… now I’m in heaven.
I actually had baked pears for the first time a few years ago. I was staying at a cute little Bed & Breakfast, and the owner made a beautiful spread for breakfast each morning. On our last day there, she brought out a tray of these baked pears to compliment her eggs benedict.
Oh. My. Goodness.
They were still warm and smelled like cinnamon and honey. I sliced through the pear, grabbing the yogurt and granola on my fork with it — and immediately, my taste buds went wild.
These baked pears didn’t disappoint one bit. They literally melted in my mouth. Creamy, sweet and healthy. That’s my favorite combination!
Hey friend, my name is Lindsey — it’s so nice to meet you! Here I am going on and on about my love for food and flavors, and I realized, you might not know me yet.
I’m a wife and momma to 5 crazy boys, and I love every second of it. Over the years, my family has experienced SO MUCH sickness. Absolutely exhausting. You probably know the feeling, right?
Well, I finally had ENOUGH. I heard all the hype around elderberry syrup, gave it a go and my mind was blown. I struggled to find organic elderberry syrup that I could actually afford for my family of seven, so I ended up making my own in my kitchen.
Eventually, I opened my business — Elderberry Queen. What a ride it’s been! My products are sold in many different stores, chiropractor offices and even online at target.com.
I started adding a dash of my syrup here and there in some of my favorite family recipes, and just like that — I fell in love with baking.
My True Love — Healthy Baking
Are you a fellow baker? Or maybe you don’t enjoy baking but love eating those warm, delicious goodies straight out of the oven.
I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum in different seasons of my life. But the season I’m sitting in right now is being a lover of all things baked.
Have you checked out my recipe blog yet? It’s full of easy, immune-boosting recipes that require minimal ingredients and deliver exceptional flavor. Even if you’re not too into baking, you’ll love them — I promise!
My secret weapon in all of my baking is incorporating my Organic Elderberry Syrup into every single recipe. My family LOVES their daily dose to help fight off any nasty bugs going around, so when I started using it in my recipes, they were 100% on board.
Without my experiments in the kitchen, I wouldn’t have these incredible recipes to share with you:
- Pumpkin Muffins With Elderberry Glaze
- Baked Oatmeal With Blueberries
- Baked Brie With Honey & Pecans
- Elderberry Crumble
Feel free to explore more of my family-crafted recipes on my blog here.
So after I tasted these incredibly warm and sweet pears at that darling little Bed & Breakfast, I knew I had to whip these up for my family. I can't resist infusing every dish with elderberry’s rich, fruity essence. This recipe is no exception.
Let’s get into all the reasons why you and your family will love this fall treat!
Why You’ll Love This Delicious Recipe
Imagine ripe, succulent pears baked to perfection, their natural sweetness enhanced by a drizzle of golden honey and a sprinkle of warming cinnamon. Then, topped with elderberry-infused yogurt and a handful of crunchy granola. Drooling yet?
Well here are four more reasons to love these baked pears:
- They’re immune boosting with organic elderberry syrup.
- They’re easy to make with six simple ingredients.
- There’s no messy kitchen or a sink full of dishes to wash.
- They’ll put you in a fall mood, you know… that crunchy leaves, cozy sweater and a cup of hot tea kinda mood.
Whether you're a seasoned foodie or simply looking to elevate your breakfast or dessert game, this recipe will surely win your heart. Here’s what you’ll need to get these made and in your belly!
Ingredients for This Baked Pears Recipe
I’m not kidding when I say this recipe only calls for six simple ingredients. You might even have them sitting in your kitchen right now.
Here are the six ingredients you’ll need:
- Pears — I suggest one pear for each person. You could split one, but by the time you taste it, I feel like you’re going to want both halves for yourself.
- Honey — we’ll drizzle this over the halved and cored pear to bake that honey sweetness into the pear.
- Cinnamon — just a sprinkle is all you need. You’ll lightly dust your honey-drizzled pear with cinnamon for that fall flavor (and smell).
- Yogurt — feel free to use Greek yogurt if you like the tanginess. Otherwise, any plain yogurt will do.
- Organic Elderberry Syrup — a splash will do the trick. You’ll stir this into your yogurt to infuse it with all those superfoods and antioxidant goodness.
- Granola — for that sweet crunch and a balance in texture. A handful of granola over your baked honey pear with cinnamon and yogurt is the icing on the cake, trust me! Especially if you love adding texture and depth to simple dishes.
Natural, wholesome ingredients. This mix gives you nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, superfoods and probiotics for a healthier gut.
It’s so delicious you’ll have a hard time believing it’s good for you. But rest assured, it is. Every single bite.
So, now that you know what you need, let’s dive into how to make this tasty, nutritious treat.
How to Make Baked Pears With Elderberry Yogurt
Here’s how to make this delicious wintry treat!
Depending on how many you make, they take about 3 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to bake, and 2-3 minutes to top. Eating it… that usually takes just a few seconds, haha.
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 350℉. Wash your pears and cut them in half. Scoop out the seeds from the middle to make a little dip or bowl for your yogurt (which you’ll add after they come out of the oven).
STEP 2: Place them cut-side up on a pan or in a baking dish. Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
STEP 3: While pears are baking, in a bowl, mix yogurt and elderberry syrup until combined.
STEP 4: Once pears are finished baking, top each one with a heaping spoonful of elderberry-infused yogurt and a handful of granola. Ta-da! Just like that, breakfast is served.
VARIATIONS TO TRY:
- Try different flavors of yogurt, like Siggi’s pumpkin & spice yogurt. Elderberry and pumpkin go together like milk and cookies. It’s incredible!
- Substitute the yogurt for my elderberry ice cream for a sweeter dessert.
- Sprinkle with cacao nibs, dried fruit pieces, or nuts like pecans or walnuts.
This recipe calls for four pears, which will make enough for four people (because no one can eat just one serving of these). Easily double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd.
How to Store These Baked Pears
These are best served warm and straight out of the oven. But if you have leftovers, I suggest only refrigerating the baked pear without the toppings. They’ll keep good for 2-3 days in the fridge inside a storage container. This isn’t a freezer-friendly recipe.
How to Reheat Leftovers
You can simply reheat these in your microwave until warm or at 350℉ in your oven. Then, top with yogurt and granola.
What Are the Best Pears for Baking?
Ripe Royal Riviera, Anjou and Bosc pears are my top picks for baking. They are crispier and hold their shape and texture much better than softer varieties. But any pear will do if you don’t have these types on hand. It may not turn out as pretty, but the taste won’t be affected at all!
Should Pears Be Peeled Before Baking Them?
It’s not necessary at all. In fact, I wouldn’t recommend it. The skin helps keep the shape of the pear as it bakes and gives you that nice little bowl to add your yogurt and toppings.
Can I Use Apples Instead of Pears?
Absolutely. They will take a bit longer to bake, so be prepared. But yes, baked apples are divine, and this recipe would work great with that variation.
What Granola Works Best?
Any granola will do, but our favorite brand is Purely Elizabeth. The almond butter granola is made with real ingredients, no processed sugar and is on point when it comes to fall flavors.
Treat Your Body & Your Fall Cravings
I hope you enjoy this delectable Honey Baked Pear recipe as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you.
The elderberry syrup adds a burst of flavor and brings various health benefits to your plate. So, whether you're indulging in this dish for breakfast, dessert, or any time in between, remember that you're treating your taste buds and your body to something truly special.
As the Elderberry Queen, I'm thrilled to continue exploring new ways to infuse the magic of elderberries into your favorite dishes. Stay tuned for more delightful recipes, and until then, check out some of my winter favorites you’re sure to love:
- Cinnamon Donuts With Elderberry Icing
- No Bake Elderberry Cheesecake Bars
- Holiday Sugar Cookies
- Elderberry Glazed Ham
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