Easy baked pears with amaretti

Easy baked pears with amaretti

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
A warming autumnal pud that’s low fat, speedy and satisfying

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal198
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 4 ripe pear



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 100g ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a by-product of making…

  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 4 tbsp clear honey, plus extra to serve
  • 8 crisp amaretti biscuit


  1. Cut each pear in half, then place on a large baking tray. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the cores and make a dip in the centre of each pear. If your pears are firm, you may need to use a sharp knife to do this. Dollop about 1 heaped tsp ricotta into each dip, then sprinkle over the cinnamon and drizzle with a little honey.

  2. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5, then roast the pears for 10 mins. Tip the biscuits into a food bag and use a rolling pin to lightly crush them. Remove the pears from the oven, then scatter the crumbs over each pear. Return to the oven for another 10 mins or until the pears are soft and the biscuit golden brown. Serve drizzled with honey.

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Comments (18)

dijoxc's picture

Delicious! I added a smidgen of apple juice to the base, which kept the pears very moist and turned into a gorgeous 'syrup' to serve with my pears. Served with creme fraiche. My guests all requested the recipe, so must have been good. Will definitely use regularly in my repertoire.

LibbyR26's picture

Delicious, quick and easy pudding.

kandi1's picture

Really like this. I've also tried it using ginger biscuits and it is lovely. Fantastic for when you fancy something sweet that isn't stuffed with calories. Quick to make too.

Ladyratatouille's picture

This was not as nice as I thought it would be and thought it was a bit too dry with the ricotta cheese filling. The flavour combination of the Amaretti, cinamon and honey on the other hand was lovely. I will try this again with very ripe pears to see if this makes a difference. The ones I got were a bit firm and even if baked for longer until soft the whole pudding was too dry.

helenapetre's picture

Great! I used apples because there are so many free ones at this time of year, and ditched the cinnamon. We loved it

lindad4a's picture

Made this last night, but wasn't all that keen. I had bought 'ripe and ready to eat' pears but they were still VERY firm and took ages to cook. I wasn't convinced about the pears/ricotta/cinnamon combination, although I had previously thought it would work well and the recipe had received rave reviews from so many others. Maybe it was just the pears I used. However, I don't think I'll be making this again.

gemmawaite2268's picture

Delicious, quick and easy!

violenceinbustop's picture

Easy preparation with a very satisfying result. Also good if you are serving desert to many people.

fruitbat's picture

We had this after a cheesy garlic roast chicken - both recipes were easy and delicious, and we'll definately have them again.

loopylady10's picture

A really yummy, low calorie desert which is so quick and easy to make. I substituted the amaretti biscuits for maple and pecan cookies which really complimented the cinnamon. Next time I make them, I might peel the pears first as the skins were a little tough, but I'm worried the pears might disintegrate on cooking if I do this! Try to choose small pears. Mine were quite large and two halves were a bit too much but one half would not have been enough. Fantastic with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

lynnireson's picture

A simple recipe which we all enjoyed. Didn't need as much amaretti as the recipe suggests - still had a lovely crispyness. My pears were quite firm (so to speak!) so needed more time, around 40 mins. Worth waiting for though!

gdcolledge's picture

An absolute hit! This was so easy to make and absolute delicious. It looks beautiful on the plate and tastes even better. Served with Green & Black's vanilla ice cream. Found I had twice as much of the amaretti biscuits as suggested - would use less next time. Will definitely make again!

bitzypuss's picture

So lovely! Scraping all the bits off the bottom of the tin was great! Used good quality vanilla icecream with it as well. Would definately re-make.

joanna1's picture

Delicious and so easy. Try and find the ripest pears you can-not always easy if you rely on supermarkets but it does make a difference.

linkevica's picture

tried it with crushed pecans instead of biscuits, tasted even better.

nelliemelba's picture

Great recipe, so easy, used crushed gingernut biscuits instead of ameritti. Made too many so had the rest chilled the next day flavour was great.

snowdrop08's picture

We really enjoyed this healthy dessert so I've already made it twice and I'll be making it again.

domesticgoddesssara's picture

This was absolutely delicious!!!! The only thing I did different was simply dust with icing sugar - just to make it look more festive. Definately will be making this again.

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