Tender pears filled with warm maple syrup and toasted walnuts—this dish is comforting and perfect for chilly winter days. The aroma of the cinnamon baking in the oven will fill the whole house with warmth, and the end result will leave everyone feeling cozy and full. These are incredibly simple to make and a big hit with kids and adults alike.
4 pears, any variety
2 tablespoons good quality pure maple syrup
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the pears in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
Arrange the pear halves face up on a baking tray. Drizzle each pear half with maple syrup, brushing over the face of the pear and leaving some inside the center. Divide the walnuts evenly into the centers of the pears and sprinkle cinnamon over the top of each.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the pears are tender and cooked through.
Serve warm from the oven and enjoy!
Adapted from Life-Changing Foods, Anthony William (Hay House, 2016)