Can I make a confession? I have never really liked pears. I know, for shame! But, let me clarify, I’ve never really liked pears in their raw state. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t handle the texture of them. I’m weird.
But but but! I have found a way that I actually REALLY like pears! Baked until they are nice and soft, with a good amount of cinnamon and honey, of course. Because the combination of cinnamon and honey makes the world a better place.
I’m not dramatic at all. Nope.
The fact that pears are in season right now and there are SO many different varieties at the grocery store just begging to be eaten, I figured I should give them a try. They are very nutrient dense, packed with fiber, vitamin A and potassium.
When baked, they turn into soft, creamy little pillows of happiness. And with the nice fall (Ha! I wish. Come on, Texas) weather, this dish makes a perfect light dessert after a big bowl of chili or soup. And combining it with the cinnamon-y sweet sauce, it will warm your soul.
It will warm your soul?! Oh dear, I totally just said that. I apologize. Please still be my friend.
OH, I just had an idea. You should totally put a little bit of vanilla ice cream on top of these and garnish with nuts. But seriously, I’m totally doing that next time.