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Cardamon Baked Pears

Cardamon Baked PearsFor a healthier dessert, these lovely baked pears can’t be beat. They retain their texture, yet soak up the spicy sweet syrup. The raisins and cashews give them a nice bite as well. Especially nice served warm!

Serves 5-6.


  • 5- 6 small firm Anjou pears
  • 1/4 c chopped cashews
  • 1/4 c golden raisins
  • 1 c water
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp butter or margarine


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and butter an 11x 7 x 2 inch baking dish.
  2. Peel and cut pears in half. Core them using a melon baller or potato peeler. Place in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, cut side up. Sprinkle cashews and raisins over pears.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Pour over pears and sprinkle cardamon over top. Dot with butter.
  4. Bake 50 minutes, carefully turning pears over half way through cooking time. Allow to cool about 15 minutes before transferring to serving bowls. May also be served chilled.

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