Pears With Maple Syrup, Pecans and Cranberries - Microwave

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 10mins




  • Microwave method:
  • Place the peeled, cored and halved pears into a microwaveable dish. Place them cut side down.
  • Scatter the dried cranberries over the pears.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup over the pears & cranberries & cover with microwaveable cling film.
  • Microwave on High for 3 minutes until softened, stirring half way through.
  • Uncover and leave to cool off slightly for a few minutes.
  • Stir the pecan nuts through the syrup.
  • Spoon into serving dishes making sure EVERYONE gets some nutty syrup & cranberries! (1 pear - 2 halves per person!).
  • Drizzle over the remaining maple syrup.
  • Serve with ice cream or creme fraiche. Yoghurt is nice with this dessert too.
  • Oven baking method:
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 C or 400°F.
  • Follow recipe as above, making sure the dish is oven proof!
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until pears are soft but still holding their shape.
  • Mix in nuts as before and serve as before.
  • (These can also be cooked in a deep frying pan, skillet or wok on top of the stove with a lid placed over them; Bring them to a slow boil and then simmer gently for about 30 - 45 minutes. Serve as before.).