Easy baked pears with amaretti

Easy baked pears with amaretti

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(14 ratings)

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


  • 4 ripe pears



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

  • 100g ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

  • 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 biscuits


  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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7th Oct, 2009
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!
21st Sep, 2008
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!
5th May, 2008
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.
26th Mar, 2008
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.
28th Feb, 2008
tried it with crushed pecans instead of biscuits, tasted even better.
25th Feb, 2008
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.
1st Jan, 2008
We really enjoyed this healthy dessert so I've already made it twice and I'll be making it again.
30th Dec, 2007
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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