This Bloomin’ Baked Pears recipe with caramel and pecans is perfect for fall! After cooking the pears, serve them warm with vanilla ice cream.
These caramel pears are cooked in individual dishes and they make a delicious caramel sauce in the bottom while baking. Plus, there is a gooey caramel in the center with chopped pecans on top!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
When I think about fall recipes, apples and pumpkins immediately come to mind! Did you realize that pears are also in season during the fall? It seems like pears are one of the fruits that often gets overshadowed by other fruits, but I’m telling you, if you get a perfectly ripe, sweet, juicy pear, there’s nothing quite like it!
Cooked pears are also delicious! You can make baked pears or put them in desserts. We love making Bloomin’ Baked Apples in the fall, so I am excited to share these fabulous Bloomin’ Baked Pears!
- Pears: I used bosc pears because they are more firm and dense than other pears, and they retain their shape better than other varieties when baked. In the United States, Bosc pears are mainly grown in the Pacific Northwest. The harvest of bosc pears in Washington and Oregon starts at the end of September.
- Caramel: We used two kinds of caramel. First, you’ll need caramel candy, and then you’ll add caramel syrup! You can use store-bought or homemade versions.
- Nuts: We also added chopped pecans for additional flavor and texture. You can skip the chopped pecans or use chopped walnuts if you prefer.
How To Make Bloomin’ Baked Pears
First, you’ll need to slice the pears before baking. Cut the pears in half, leaving the stem attached to one of the halves. Scoop out the core with a melon baller.
Next, use a knife to make a deep cut around the inside of the pear, in the same shape as the pear, without cutting all of the way through. Making this cut creates two layers to that when you bake it, the bloom will have multiple layers.
Then, flip the pears over and make narrow cuts all the way around the pears without cutting the very middle. The uncut middle hold the baked pears together.
This is what it should look like when you are done cutting it. Put the pears in individual baking dishes and place a caramel candy in the center hole.
Next, spoon caramel sauce on top of each of the pear halves and sprinkle them with chopped pecans, if desired.
Then, bake the pears at 350˚F for 15 minutes. Top each of the pear halves with an additional caramel sauce. Return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and spoon the caramel sauce from the small baking dishes over the pears. Serve the delicious bloomin’ baked pears while still warm with vanilla ice cream!
- Cut Like An Apple: To make these pears more like our Bloomin’ Apples, cut the top off of each pear. Then, make the smaller cuts and place them in small round baking dishes. They will turn out like the one in the photo above.
- Caramel Pear Halves: You can skip making the separate cuts we make to make the bloomin’ shape and simply make caramel pear halves.
Frequently Asked Questions
It takes 30 minutes at 350˚F.
No, the skins are soft and do not need to be removed before baking.
First, cut them in half and remove the core. Then, make a deep cut around the inside in the same shape as the pear halves. Finally, flip them over and make small slices around the pear halves leaving the center intact.
More Bloomin’ Recipes
- These Bloomin’ Cinnamon Rolls are like monkey bread!
- A Bloomin’ Peach Melba is a combination of peach and raspberry.
- These Bloomin’ Garlic Cheese Biscuits are full of cheesy goodness.
- A Bloomin’ Baked Potato is a delicious side dish!
Bloomin' Baked Pears
- 2 bosc pears
- 4 caramels
- ½ cup caramel syrup
- 2 tablespoon chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Cut the pears in half, leaving the stem attached to one of the halves.
- Scoop out the cores with a melon baller.
- Use a knife to make a deep cut around the inside of the pear (without cutting all of the way through), in the same shape as the pears.
- Flip the pears over and make narrow cuts all the way around the pears without cutting the very middle.
- Put the prepared pears into small, greased baking dishes and place a caramel in the hallowed out center of each pear.
- Spoon one tablespoon of caramel syrup on top of each of the pear halves. Set the remaining caramel aside for later.
- Sprinkle each of the pear halves with 1/2 tablespoon of chopped pecans.
- Bake at 350˚F for 15 minutes.
- Remove them from the oven and top each of the pear halves with an additional tablespoon of caramel syrup.
- Return them to the oven for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and spoon the caramel sauce from the small baking dishes over the pears. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.