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Baked pear

Baked Pears in Lemon Syrup

Perfectly baked pears basted in a light lemon syrup transform this simple fruit into a fancy dessert anyone can make in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Servings 4


  • Baking sheet


  • 4 pears (Bosc, Anjou, Barlette, or Concorde)
  • 4 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (optional)


  • 2 tbsp powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


Prepare the syrup

  • Grate the lemon zest with a micro planner.
  • Mix the agave or maple syrup with the lemon zest, vegan butter and vanilla extract in a small pot.
  • Simmer the syrup to blend all the ingredients. Set aside.

Bake the pears

  • Wash the pears and dry them.
  • Score the pears with diagonal cuts half-way through.
  • Place the scored pears on a baking sheet and drizzle or brush the syrup over them making sure that they are covered completely.
  • Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.
  • Serve each pear warm with a little syrup, drizzle some sugar powder and sprinkle some slivered almonds.


You can also serve some vanilla ice cream or sherbet. 
Keyword baked pears, gluten-free dessert
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