Baked Pears with Crisp Nut Topping

This recipe is super flexible, so have fun with the type of fruit you use. Try peaches, plums, or apples.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 fresh pears, cored and halved
  • 2 Tbsp. frozen, unsweetened pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. rum
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1⁄8 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1⁄3 firmly packed cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Treat a 9-by-12-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the pears facing up in the dish.
  • In a glass measuring cup, microwave the frozen juice concentrate for 1 minute. Stir in the vanilla and rum, then pour over the pears. Using the same measuring cup, microwave the butter for 40 seconds until melted.
  • Toss together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Spread uniformly over the pears and dribble the melted butter over the top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling and the top is just beginning to brown. Serve hot or cold.