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Cherry Pecan Baked Pears

Oct 6, 2015 | Recipes | 0 comments

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These healthy baked pears are SO good! Made with dates, dried cherries and nuts, you'll never miss the added sugar.

Want to know my favorite fall treat? These baked pears! I love that the filling is made with only dried fruit and nuts (no added sugar!), making these tasty treats both Paleo & Gluten-Free compliant. I'll use whatever combo I happen to have on hand- I've used figs, raisins, walnuts, almonds and more. I also switch up the use- dessert, breakfast or snack!

Prep Dish Tips:
1.) To make coring the pears a breeze, use a Zyliss apple corer. Simple.

2.) Cut a small slice off of the side/ base so the pears don't “rock”.



Cherry Baked Pecan Pears
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Cherry Pecan Baked Pears


  • 4 pears
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Medjool dates (~ 5)
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Place the following in a blender: 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup dates, pits removed (~ 5), 1/4 cup dried cherries, 1/2 cup pecans, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
  • Blend until roughly chopped.
  • Core pears and cut in half. (or cut in half and scoop out core/ stem using a spoon)
  • Place 1T (heaping) of filling in each pear.
  • Bake, covered, in pre-heated 375 F oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover in final 5-10min of cooking.

*Note: we received a Zyliss apple (pear!) corer to use in creating this post.

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