Baked Pears Recipe
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Baked Pears Recipe

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This dessert is versatile - you can serve it warm or cold and for any size group. Chilled pears can be dressed up with a dollop of whipped topping, fruit-filled yogurt or ice cream. -Betty Schledorn, Ocala, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium ripe pears, peeled and halved
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons orange marmalade

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 215 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Place pear halves, cut side up, in a shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Place butter in the center of each; drizzle with lemon juice.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears. Top with marmalade. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Baked Pears in Reminisce March/April 2001, p50

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"These came out tasting great, but mine were not lovely like the ones in the picture. The melting butter largely washed the topping off the pears. I might make it again, but with much less butter and marmalade.

I could see serving it over waffles. It really wasn't the pretty dessert I had in mind."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"Quick and tasty dessert; especially good in fall when pears are in season"

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