These tender roasted pears are baked until golden brown and served in a delicious ginger syrup! Easy to make, and just six ingredients are needed. Top with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of coconut cream for a decadent dessert!

⭐️ Why You Should Try It

  • Wholesome ingredients. Low in calories and fat, this easy pear dessert is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. Plus, you will need only 6 simple, easy-to-find ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep time, making it a great last-minute weeknight dessert!
  • Perfect use for leftover pears. If you happen to have a lot of ripe pears on hand and are not sure what you should do with them, give this recipe a try!
  • A family-friendly treat. This recipe would make a perfect dessert for the whole family. Adults and kids love it, especially when served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!

    🍐 Ingredient Notes

    Here are what you will need to prepare this amazing dessert:

  • Pear – It’s essential that your pears are perfectly ripe. They must be soft to the touch but still possess a firm texture. Regarding the variety, I recommend using Bosc or Anjou pears.
  • Maple syrup – For sweetest and to add a subtle caramel flavor. If you don’t have maple syrup, you can replace it with agave syrup. Besides, honey can be used as a non-vegan option.
  • Coconut sugar – For extra sweetness and, again, to add a hint of caramel aroma.
  • Cornstarch – It helps thicken the sauce. Alternatively, you can use arrowroot or tapioca starch.
  • Ginger – I highly recommend using fresh ginger for optimal flavor. It brings a hint of spice and a citrusy aroma that pairs wonderfully with the pears.

      🥣 How to Make It

      You will need just 10 minutes and about 30 minutes of baking to make these delicious baked pears.

    • Prepare the pears. Start by peeling the pears. Halve them and remove the core.
    • Arrange them in a baking dish. Place the pear halves cut side down in a large baking dish.
    • Make the syrup. Next, prepare the syrup by combining maple syrup, coconut sugar, water, cornstarch, and minced ginger in a small bowl.
    • Combine. Pour the syrup over the pears into the baking dish.
    • Bake. Bake the pears in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until tender. Then, flip them and place them under the broiler for a few minutes to caramelize them slightly.

      The result is beautifully golden brown pears that have soaked up the maple ginger syrup.

      🌰 Variations

    • Top with nuts: After baking, garnish with roasted nuts such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, or almonds.
    • Add spices: For extra flavor, sprinkle the pears with cinnamon, cardamom, or apple spice.
    • Infuse with vanilla: Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or replace the coconut sugar with vanilla sugar for a fresh and floral aroma.
    • 🍨 What to Serve It With

      I love to serve the pears warm with a couple of tablespoons of ginger syrup, a dollop of vanilla ice cream or coconut cream, and some crushed peanuts on top. Delicious!

      What I love about this recipe is that it can be served warm in the fall and winter or served cold in the summer. Oh, and if you have leftovers, just use them as a topping for oatmeal. It’s amazing!



    • 3 medium pears
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
    • 2/3 cup water
    • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
    • 1- inch fresh ginger minced



        • Preheat oven to 400 °F (200°F).
        • Peel and halve the pears. Remove the core and place them cut-side down in a large baking dish.
        • In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, coconut sugar, water, cornstarch, and minced ginger. Pour the syrup over the pears into the baking dish.
        • Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the pears are soft and cooked. Remove from the oven, flip the pears and place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until slightly caramelized.
        • Serve warm or cold, and top with crushed peanuts and a dollop of coconut cream or vanilla ice cream. Baked pears will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

          Recipe from Full of Plants.