Baked Maple Cardamom Pears – only 4 ingredients, this vegan/paleo dessert is perfect for the holidays!
If you are looking for a new holiday dessert – look no further! This vegan and paleo-friendly treat is so simple and easy – and absolutely delicious!
I am absolutely LOVING coming up with all of these vegan desserts! As most of you know, I am not a vegan necessarily. I eat a wide range of proteins, but dairy is a no-no for me – I became allergic in high school and while I used to eat some cheese, I am now completely dairy-free following my two Whole30 stints. I have also found that my body has just craved a more plant-based diet lately – when I do have protein, it is really high-quality, organic meats, eggs and fish.
So I would say I gravitate towards a lot of plant-based desserts, because basically every dessert has dairy in it! So you will be seeing a lot more vegan dessert recipes coming from me lately!
I am particularly obsessed with these pears right now – I used red D’anjou pears (they were gorgeous) and the recipe could not be easier. I will honestly be making these for either Thanksgiving or Christmas for a fun vegan, dairy-free dessert option. And feel free to serve them with whipped coconut cream (or real whipped cream – I made a homemade cardamom whipped cream that would also taste Ah-mazing!). I would also highly recommend that you use real maple syrup (we make our own and you can find out how here – or at least just click to see some really old and scary pictures from when I was a newbie blogger/photographer – yikes!), but I also tested it using the not-so-real maple syrup and it turned out just fine!
Just a quick note on the recipe, this can so easily be adapted to as many servings as you would like – so the directions are very flexible!
Hope you guys enjoy – have a great week!
- 1 lemon slice
- Ground cardamom
- Maple Syrup
- Optional:ice cream or whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Take pears and cut in half.
- Use a melon ball scoop and scoop out the core.
- Rub with a slice of lemon to keep from browning.
- Place each pear, skin-side down, on a baking sheet or pan.
- Sprinkle each pear with ¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom.
- Drizzle each pear with enough maple syrup to lightly coat and fill the scooped out hole with maple syrup.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove and serve immediately.
- Optional: serve with ice cream or whipped cream.