Maple Vanilla Baked Pears | Captain Freeman Inn

Fall always beckons me to make baked apples and pears at the inn. There is just something so comforting about warmed fruit. Last year I was hooked on poaching fruit and thought that poached pears were well worth the extra time to make. Yesterday I decided to try something new and found this recipe on Pinterest . Oh my goodness- just love when I find something EASY to make that is over the top delicious. We use to bake pears all the time when we were new innkeepers-back then we used canned pears. Now I just refuse to use anything that is not fresh. All you need to make this recipe is fresh d’Anjou pears, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. We added Vanilla Greek Yogurt and our homemade granola with a side of our delicious Cranberry Biscotti.

Both recipes are shown below and you can find our favorite Cranberry Biscotti recipe here:

Maple Vanilla Baked Pears | Captain Freeman Inn
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Serves: 4 servings
 
These pears smell so good when they are baking and are so easy to make. They would make for a perfect light dessert or a nice addition to your holiday breakfast meal.
Ingredients
  • 4 d'Anjou pears
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Cut pears in half, then cut a small sliver off the underside so the pears sit flat on the baking sheet. Using a small ice-cream scoop, core out the seeds. Arrange the pears, facing up, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon. (add more cinnamon if you like)
  2. Whisk the maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Drizzle most of the liquid over the pears, reserving about 2 Tablespoons for after the pears have baked. Bake pears for about 25 minutes until soft and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with remaining maple syrup mixture. Serve warm with a dollup of Vanilla Yogurt or creme Fraiche and a sprinkle of our homemade granola.
 
Byron's Favorite Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8 cups
 
Byron and I love granola for our breakfast. We make this recipe frequently and always have some available for our guests and our own breakfast.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Old Fashion Oatmeal
  • ¾ cups sliced almonds
  • ¾ cups pecans, whole
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup craisons
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, nuts, sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a small sauce pan heat oil and honey, stirring to mix well. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour liquid over the oat mixture stirring well with a wooden spoon. Spread mixture onto two cookie sheets coated lightly with cooking spray. Reduce oven to 300 and bake for 20 minute and then take out of the oven and stir thoroughly. Repeat 2 -3 times until the granola is lightly browned. Take out of the oven and let cool down slightly. Turn off the oven. return pans to the oven with the doors ajar and leave for 2-3 hours. Store in an air tight container. We like to add the crayons just before serving.
Happy Fall from all of us at the Captain Freeman Inn, the best boutique inn on Cape Cod.

 

 

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