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Baked Maple Cardamom Pears - a vegan and paleo friendly dessert for the holidays that has only 3 ingredients!

Baked Maple Cardamom Pears

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


With only 4 ingredients, this easy vegan/paleo dessert is perfect for the holidays!


  • 3 Pears
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Ground cardamom
  • Maple Syrup
  • Optional: whipped coconut cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Take pears and cut in half.
  3. Use a melon ball scoop and scoop out the core.
  4. Rub with a slice of lemon to keep from browning.
  5. Place each pear, skin-side down, on a baking sheet or pan.
  6. Sprinkle each pear with 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom.
  7. Drizzle each pear with enough maple syrup to lightly coat and fill the scooped out hole with maple syrup.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove and serve immediately.
  10. Optional: serve with ice cream or whipped cream.