2015 Pears

I’ve just finished up canning loads of tomatoes for the year, just in time for the Muscadines and pears! Although our pear trees are still too young to produce fruit, my neighbor up the road called me the other day to see if we wanted to pick any of her pears. They were on the small side, but there were tons of them. I gratefully accepted and filled a paper grocery bag to the brim!

Since I was ready for a break from canning (see my canning pears tutorial here), and didn’t really want to freeze the pears, I decided to make a big batch of baked pears. I love this recipe because it’s super fast, only uses three simple ingredients, and tastes delicious.

Baked Cinnamon and Honey Pears

Baked Pears with Cinnamon and Honey

You can cut pears in half and scoop out the middles without peeling them (which is by far the quickest way to prepare), or you can slice and peel- either way works.

Place the pears in a baking dish. Sprinkle over all with ground cinnamon. Drizzle each piece with honey. Bake at 350* for 30 min.

We love eating them just as they are, but serving them with vanilla ice cream would be delicious as well. Enjoy!