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Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

I’m really into Fall cooking mode now, and I have to admit I’m enjoying it a lot. After making a few recipes with apples, I thought I’d give pears a try. This Maple Vanilla Baked Pears recipe sounded so good! Baked pears topped with homemade granola and Greek yogurt. Mmm! My experiences with pears have always involved a can, and granola has always been a sticky bar that barely passes as edible. I have both in my hurricane kit–I don’t eat them because I enjoy them. Well, I’m hoping that is about to change. Fingers crossed!

4 ingredient super simple maple vanilla baked pears that are cooked until warm and soft, completely infused with maple and vanilla, and topped with crunchy granola.

Recipe Author: Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction
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The Ingredients

I had a lot of the ingredients for this recipe on hand, and all I had to buy were the pears and pecans. Unfortunately, there were only three Anjou pears left, and I had to buy pecan halves instead of pieces. Not a huge deal, though, and I’ll survive this extremely minor inconvenience somehow.

Maple Vanilla Baked Pears Ingredients
D’Anjou pears, pecans, brown sugar, rolled oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt

The Process

This recipe was really two recipes since I decided to make the Vegan Maple Pecan Pie Granola instead of buying pre-made granola. It was very easy to make, but it added some extra time to this recipe. Here’s how it went:

  • 6 minutes to prep the granola
  • 1 hour to bake the granola
  • 6 minutes to prep the pears
  • 25 minutes to bake the pears
  • 1 hour 37 minutes total (not including time for granola to cool)

Toasted granola
Toasted granola on a sheet pan

The instructions for both recipes were easy to follow, and I had no trouble at all understanding any of the steps. Even though I’ve never made anything close to the granola or baked pears, everything went very smoothly.

The only step I was thought might be difficult was coring the pears, but it was very simple. The cores weren’t especially hard and were easy to scoop out with a metal teaspoon.

Twenty-five minutes baking in the oven was just the right amount of time. I let them cool just a bit before topping them with Greek yogurt and a bit of the cooled granola. And waiting wasn’t easy–they smelled wonderful! The best part was they tasted better than they smelled. My husband and I loved this healthy treat, and my attitude towards pears and granola has been changed forever.

Coring the pears
Coring the pears with a teaspoon

So how was it?

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Baked pears topped with cinnamon, vanilla, and homemade granola are an easy to make, healthy treat that fits right into the Fall season. A few simple ingredients and just over an hour and a half are all you need. The recipe was so easy to follow even though I've never made granola or baked pears before. My husband and I loved them! Want to make them a little more decadent? Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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