Baked Pears With Maple Nut Sauce

Total Time
10 mins
40 mins

This is another recipe from a 1970's Sunset cookbook. The recipe is delightfully simple to prepare, yet elegant in presentation. Enjoy!

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the pears in half lengthwise and core (you make peel them first if you wish).
  3. Place the pears, cut side up, in a casserole dish.
  4. Combine the water, maple-flavored syrup, sugar, maple flavoring, and butter.
  5. Pour over the pears.
  6. Cover and bake for 40 minutes, or until the pears are tender.
  7. Place in individual dishes, drizzle the sauce over the pears and sprinkle pecans on top.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very nice dessert. Very light and all the flavors blend so well. I bet a scoop of vanilla icecream would top this off nicely as well. Darn did not have any. Thanks for sharing.

2 5

I'm sorry to have to rate this so low. I made these pears tonight, they, in my opinion, were very tasteless. The sugars seemed to have overpowered the pears. Not what I was looking for.

5 5

Unbelievably scrumptious!What more can I say? Good job, Goddess! (BTW, I couldn't find maple flavoring, so omitted it and never missed it--pure maple syrup was enough to provide a full maple flavor.)