Easy Baked Pear Recipe

I love baking this time of year! One of my favorite things to make is my Easy Baked Pear Recipe. 

This fresh and sweet-tasting Easy Baked Pear dessert will have everyone sticking around the table for just a little bit longer! 

Pears are a great source of fiber, and they’re also relatively low in sugar compared to other fruits. When they’re baked, they lose even more of their water content, concentrate their sweetness, and make them extra soft and tender. Serve this dish with a scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream, and you’ve got a delicious dessert that’s sure to please everyone! Let’s get started. 

pears in a bowl in the kitchen

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Imagine, warm delicious fruit with sugar! Yes, please! I’m pretty sure you’ll be making this Easy Baked Pear Recipe year after year. 

A bowl of pears in glass bowl

Memories of Family Baking Days

For years my Easy Baked Pear Recipe has been served in our home. As soon as summer ends, I get the desire to cook and bake more. With autumn slowly turning into winter, the warmth of food, sitting around the table, lingering candlelight, and tasty treats fill my mind!

Food for me means family. I can vividly recall my mother and father baking pies for days at a time. There were times they would bake 10 to 15 pies in a day. Then came the cinnamon rolls with the leftover dough or occasional zucchini bread, or six. Those came in droves as well. 

When my mom and dad baked, they baked a lot! 

Quick & Easy Baked Pear Recipe

lemon juice in zesting bowl

Once I’ve gathered my ingredients, I start by peeling the lemon and squeezing the juice. Place the juice aside. 

This scent immediately is enticing. There is nothing like the scent of freshly squeezed lemons!

  • Step 2 is to core out the center of the pears. Be sure to leave the stem on the top of the pear.  I’ve flattened the bottom of the pear in order to have the pear stand upright.

cutting out the center of a pear

  • Next, it’s time to brush the inside of the pear with lemon juice, then sprinkle inside the pear with sugar. 

brushing lemon juice inside a pear
brushing pear with butter on outside of pear

  • After completing those steps, brush the outside of the pear with the melted butter. 

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  • add the Marsala wine in with the lemon peel slices. Add 1/3 cup of water to this mixture.

Easy Baked Pear Recipe

A baked pear on a plate

Easy Baked Pear Recipe

Just in time for Thanksgiving Dessert! This tasty goodness will have your guests asking for just one more!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 servings
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 medium Lemon
  • 8 medium Bosc Pears
  • 2 tsp plus 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Marsala Wine
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Melted


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. With vegetable peeler or small knife, remove peel from lemon in 2 1/2" x 1/2" strips, squeeze juice from lemon
  • With apple corer or small knife, remove core from blossom end of unpeepled pears. Do not remove the stems. With pastry brush, brush inside of the pears with lemon juice, then sprinkle insides with 2 teasponons of sugar.
  • In a shallow 2 quart ceramic or glass baking dish, mix lemon-peel strips, marsala and 1/3 cup of water. Place 1/3 cup sugar on sheet of waxed paper. With a pastry brush, bruth the pears with melted butter, then roll in sugar to coat. Place pears, ored end down, in baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining sugar on wadxed paper into baking dish.
  • Bake pears 40 to 50 minutes until fork tender, basting every so often with the syrup in the dish.
  • Cool pears slightly to serve warm, or cool competely; cover and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead. Reheat pears to serve warm later.


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rolling a pear in sugar

  • Place the pears, cored ends down, in a baking dish.

a baking dish filled with pears

  • Bake at 450 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. Baste occasionally with syrup in the dish. 

pears in baking dish on oven rack

  • Cool the Baked Pears slightly to serve warm, or cool completely, cover, and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead. Reheat Baked Pears to serve warm later. Isn’t that sounded so perfect for Thanksgiving?

A close up of baked pears

Another delicious dessert recipe for Thanksgiving is my Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. Click here for the recipe. 

For my famous Green Beans with Lime recipe click Here. This recipe has been requested year after year when our family gathers. Be sure to bookmark and save this post for future use!

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My Favorite Baking Utensils

A baked pear on a plate

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I hope you are inspired to make my Easy Baked Pear Recipe for your Thanksgiving Dinner. 

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  1. These pears look incredible. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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