Say goodbye to American apple pie and breathe in the sweet scent of baked pears. You may be skeptical, but pears are easy to cook with and are a great alternative when you are pressed for time. 

Plus, with fall right around the corner these baked pears are a sure crowd-pleaser. They are sophisticated, but simple to make. If you're craving something heartwarming and sweet, turn to the apple's better looking cousin: the pear.

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  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 2 pears
  • 2 graham cracker cookies
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Nutmeg and/or cinnamon to taste
  • Optional: chopped walnuts to taste
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350º F. Cut the butter into four equal squares and place one square of butter in the center of each pear.

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  • Step 2

    Sprinkle the brown sugar, graham crackers, and nutmeg/cinnamon on top of the pear slices.

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  • Step 3

    Place the pears in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until soft. Remove, let rest for a minute, and enjoy.

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