I'm Still Here…..and Some Baked Pears

Baked Pears

Baked Pears

Hello!  Sorry for the lack of posting.  I am getting back into the groove of school and we have cooked so much there that I have not cooked at home.  So I haven't had much to share with you.  The food at school has been primarily Indian types of food and has so many spices that I don't think you will have that I am not going to write about most of it. I think it will change a bit starting next week so I'll get back to posting a bit more. I hope to cook at home this weekend so there will be something from that as well. In the meantime we did make one recipe that I think you will like.  It is just a simple recipe for baked pears.  These are warming and grounding in terms of their energy (that is part of the Ayurveda we are learning) and are great to eat in this cold time of year. They would be better earlier in the Fall especially at the peak of the pear season, but they are still good.  The spices are a little unexpected and they are not very sweet.

Are you all as cold as I am?  I can't believe this cold winter. I know we have it easy here compared to the midwest, northeast, canada…..so many other places, but I am cold. I drink hot tea all day and wear a big flannel shirt of my dad's whenever I am home. I am looking forward to spring. Until then, I'm just going to eat some baked pears and drink some tea!  Stay warm! 

Baked Pears

by Catherine Craig

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 to 45 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast dessert snack gluten-free vegan vegetarian pears fall winter

Ingredients (2 - 4 servings)

  • 2 pears
  • 2 Tbsp oil: sesame, almond, macadamia, sunflower, or ghee
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated if possible)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (raw is possible)
  • pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 350. Wash the pears and cut them in half lengthwise. Cut out the stems and the cores. Use a melon baller to make that super easy. Place cutside up in a baking dish. Mix the oil with the spices except salt and sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle all over the pears. Sprinke with the sugar and salt. Cover lightly with foil and bake for 30 to 45 minutes until the pears are very soft. (Pierce with a knife to check.)

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