Baked Pears with Cardamom

If you thought baked fruit was over, you NEED these spicy pears in your life right now!

  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan
  • 60 minutes
  • 6 servings

Ingredients

  • Six small pears
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter, softened
  • ½ cup pear or apple cider
  • 1-3 tbsp bumble bloom Cardamom
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • Seeds from one vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Butter a baking dish with the tablespoon of vegan butter.
  3. Whisk the cider, bumble bloom Cardamom, lemon juice, ground cardamom, vanilla bean seeds, and salt together in a small bowl.
  4. Peel the pears and slice them in half from top to tail. Use a paring knife to carefully remove the cores, but leave the stems attached for presentation if you like that sort of thing.
  5. Arrange the pears cut side down in the baking dish and pour the cider mixture over the top.
  6. Bake the pears, basting occasionally, until softened, and the juices in the pan have reduced to a few tablespoons and have started to caramelize at the edges, 40-50 minutes depending on the size and ripeness of the pears.
  7. Serve with coconut whip or your fave vegan ice cream (we really like Say Hello Sweets ice creams if you can get them, and of course, Coconut Bliss is yum-inducing as well!).