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Baked pears with walnut oat crumble

Simple baked pears with walnut oat crumble is delicious with vanilla ice cream for an easy yet elegant dessert or topped with Greek yogurt for breakfast. Recipe and photography by Maria Doss aka Kitchen @ Hoskins.

Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
40 min
Serving Size:
1 pear


  • 2 ripe yet firm medium-large pears  
  • ½ cup (125 mL) golden brown sugar (not packed) 
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped walnuts 
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) old fashioned oats 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt 
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) butter, room temperature 

To serve (optional): 

  • Vanilla ice cream 
  • Greek yogurt  


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and choose a medium-size baking pan (choose any pan that will fit 4 pear halves in a single layer without having too much empty space) 
  2. Walnut-Oat crumble: Stir brown sugar, walnuts, oats, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl. Add butter and mix with your fingertips, until combined. 
  3. Cut the pears in half and using a small ice cream scoop out the seeds along with some of the flesh (to make space for the stuffing). Pour 5-6 tbsp (75-90 mL) water into the baking pan. Place pear halves, cut side up. Spoon walnut oat crumble into the middle cavity. 
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes (depending on the size; see notes), until pears have softened. 
  5. Remove from oven and let cool until warm. 
  6. Place pears on a serving plate and spoon the sauce from the bottom of the pan (give a good stir before using) on top of them. 
  7. Top with vanilla ice cream for dessert or Greek yogurt for breakfast. 

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This dish was made using Bartlett pears. Select ripe but firm fruits. Baking time depends on the size of pears.  Medium-size pears take 35-40 minutes; large pears take about 40-45 minutes. 

Use sliced almonds or pecans instead of walnuts.  

To make this nut free, use all oats.  

Nutritional Information Per 1 pear
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 288
Fat 17 26 %
+ Trans N/A
N/A %
Cholesterol N/A
Sodium N/A N/A %
Carbohydrate 36 g 12 %
Fibre 4 g 16 %
Sugars 26 g
Protein 2 g

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