Cardamom Baked Pears

After ten days in Europe (primarily Germany) and our first ever hiatus from this blog, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. So I wanted to keep things super easy this week. We did a bunch of batch cooking over the weekend, and our recipe is simple: a baked fruit.

I was inspired by the cardamom and pear bundt cake I saw at Whole Foods this weekend. I love pears and I love cardamom! It’s a perfect spice for this time of year—warm and slightly spicy. If you can get Bosc pears, they are best because they are quite sturdy and hold up against baking and bold spices well. Otherwise, you might want to reduce the cooking time. Enjoy!

Ingredients
3 Bosc pears
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ghee

Method

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Cut the pears in half. Using a spoon, cut out the seeds, creating a small pocket at the larger end of the pear. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Sprinkle the cardamom and cinnamon over the pears.

Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the pears, evenly distribute the ghee into the small pockets left from taking out the seeds.

Bake for an additional 10 minutes for baked pears that are still firm (my preference). If you want to get them softer, I recommend increasing the baking time in 5 minutes increments until they reach your desired doneness.

Serve as is or with a dollop of your favorite ice cream, whipped cream, and/or a slice of cake.

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Cardamom Baked Pears

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
3 Bosc pears
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ghee

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut the pears in half. Using a spoon, cut out the seeds, creating a small pocket at the larger end of the pear. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle the cardamom and cinnamon over the pears.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the pears, evenly distribute the ghee into the small pockets left from taking out the seeds.
  5. Bake for an additional 10 minutes for baked pears that are still firm (my preference). If you want to get them softer, I recommend increasing the baking time in 5 minutes increments until they reach your desired doneness. 
  6. Serve as is or with a dollop of your favorite ice cream, whipped cream, and/or a slice of cake.

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