Baked Pumpkin Spice Pears
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Searching for a healthy holiday-worthy dessert? Look no further! Our baked pumpkin spice pears are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and 100% delicious. Our straight-forward recipes only takes about 30 minutes to make and is easy to scale up if you're cooking for a crowd. 

Recipe developed for Chelan Fresh 

Servings: 4 servings
For pears
  • 2 pears (ripe but firm)
  • 1/8 cup almonds , roughly chopped
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon maple syrup
For serving
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Cinnamon , for dusting
  • Vanilla yogurt or ice cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (it will make clean up a lot easier). 

  3. In a small bowl add almonds, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Mix well. 

  4. Slice pears in half. Using a small spoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds to create a cavity. 

  5. Tip: take a thin slice off the round part of each pear half. This will keep them flat and stable.  

    Tip for baking pears
  6. Place pears cut-side up on the baking sheet and spoon almond mixture to fill each cavity. There should be no leftover mix.

  7. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of maple syrup over the pears. Try to do this as evenly as possible to ensure all pears have roughly the same amount of maple syrup on them.

  8. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until soft and cooked through (use a sharp knife to test for doneness).

  9. Remove from oven and put on plates or serving dish. Drizzle with maple syrup and dust with a few pinches of cinnamon. 

  10. Serve right away with yogurt or ice cream.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is very easy to double, triple or quadruple if you need to feed more people.