Baked Pears Stuffed with Walnuts

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 75 mins

Raisins, walnuts, sugar and lemon lemon filled with baked pears that are perfect for a light dessert.


4 -- pears, ripe and firm
1/4 cup raisins
3 tablespoons chopped California walnuts
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup light corn syrup


  1. Peel the pears, leaving the stems on. Core the pears on the blossom end (the bottom).

  2. Combine the raisins, walnuts, sugar, and lemon juice in a small bowl, and mix well. 

  3. Fill the cavity of each pear, dividing the filling equally.  Place the pears upright in a deep baking dish, preferably with a cover. 

  4. Mix together the water and corn syrup and pour into the baking dish.  Cover the dish with its lid (or foil) and bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the pears are easily pierced with a fork. 

  5. Serve warm or cold with some of the syrup spooned over each pear.

Recipe by Marion Cunningham for the California Walnut Board.






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