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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears Recipe for Two

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears Recipe

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears are an easy, yet fancy and delicious fall dessert. Ripened pears are peeled, cored, and sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom, then wrapped in puff pastry, brushed with egg wash, and baked to golden brown perfection. 

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This simple recipe makes a great dessert for two or an elegant and impressive date night dessert.

How to make Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears:

Heat your oven to 350 degrees F (180C).

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Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Parchment paper is one of my favorite kitchen staples and I use it as often as possible. Click for parchment paper.

Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom in a small bowl and set aside.

sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom in a bowl

Remove the stems from the pears and then peel the pears with a vegetable peeler.

two pears, one is peeled and cored

Core the pears by scooping out the cores using a melon baller. Click for a melon baller.

View this video on how to easily core a pear.

Sprinkle the sugar mixture all over the pears and set aside.

two pears covered in cinnamon mixture

Unroll the thawed puff pastry dough and cut into two equal halves. Use a rolling pin to make it a little larger if needed.

puff pastry sheet cut in half down the middle

Wrap a half piece of puff pastry dough around a pear and seal it by pinching it together with your fingers.

a pear wrapped in puff pastry

Fold the pastry together under the pear and tuck the pastry down into the top of the pear. Repeat with the second pear.

a pear tightly wrapped with puff pastry

Transfer the pastry wrapped pears to the prepared baking sheet, standing upright.

Brush the outside of the pastry dough with egg wash.

two pears wrapped in puff pastry and brushed with egg wash

Bake for 30 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the pears are softened.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears with ice cream and 3 pears in background

Serve these gorgeous pears with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears Recipe for Two

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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Baked Pears are an easy, yet fancy and delicious fall dessert. Ripened pears are peeled, cored, and sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom, then wrapped in puff pastry, brushed with egg wash, and baked to golden brown perfection.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet (thawed 20 minutes)
  • 2 ripe Bosch, Anjou, or Bartlett pears
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • Ice cream or whipped topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Click for parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom and set aside.
  4. Peel the pears with a vegetable peeler and remove the stems.
  5. Scoop out the core of the pear using a melon baller. Click for a melon baller.
  6. Sprinkle the pears all over with the sugar mixture and set aside.
  7. Unroll the puff pastry dough and cut into two equal halves.
  8. Wrap one half piece of puff pastry dough around a pear and seal it by pinching it together with your fingers. Fold the pastry together under the pear and tuck the pastry down into the top of the pear. Repeat with the second pear.
  9. Transfer the pastry wrapped pears to the baking sheet, standing upright. Brush the outside of the pastry dough with egg wash.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown and pears are softened.
  11. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  12. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 859 Saturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 81mg Sodium: 338mg Carbohydrates: 95g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 30g Protein: 12g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Joan
    October 9, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Have you ever made this recipe with apple instead of pear?

    • Reply
      Zona
      October 10, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Hi Joan, I haven not tried this with apples yet but that is a great idea. I think it would work just fine using the same directions. If you decide to try it, let me know how it works out for you 🙂

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