Healthy baked pears, flavoured with vanilla, a lighter fruit based dessert perfect for kids

Healthy Baked Pears




Yield 8 serves



  1. Slice the pears in half
  2. Scoop out the core, to do this I used a melon baller
  3. Arrange them in a shallow baking dish
  4. Mix the lemon juice and vanilla together
  5. Brush each pear half with the lemon vanilla mix, then pour the remaining liquid into the well (from where you removed the core) of each pear half
  6. Cover with aluminium foil
  7. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and baste with a little of the liquid from the pear wells, return to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes or until soft
  8. Remove from the oven,  uncover and if desired place a square of caramilk chocolate into each well, cover dish again and leave to set on the bench for 5 minutes, the chocolate will soften and go gooey. I found putting the pears back into the oven was a little too much for the caramilk chocolate, it went a little hard.
  9. If you don't like the idea of the Caramilk  then just serve with plain Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey, maple syrup or golden syrup


I used Packham pears, they are a green skinned pear, ( the cooking process makes them appear brown) the ones I used for recipe testing were quite firm, if you are using a different variety or they are more ripe they may need less cooking time

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Modern

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pear half

Amount Per Serving

Calories 44

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2.4 g


Saturated Fat 1.4 g


Sodium 1.1 mg


Total Carbohydrates 4.6 g


Dietary Fiber 1 g


Sugars 2.6 g

Protein 0.4 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by My Kids Lick The Bowl at