Butter Baked Pears with Goat Cheese

Just, WOW.

This flavor combo is incredible. And the fact that it's still a fairly low-sugar, healthy dessert makes me swoon. Like eat-the-whole-plate swoon. So make only the amount you want to eat (or share) in one sitting. 

butter baked pears with goat cheese and walnuts

Butter Baked Pears with Goat Cheese

(serves 2)


2 pears (I used Red d'Anjou)

4 tablespoons butter (grass-fed of pasture raised)

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

4 tablespoons goat cheese

1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup (optional)

1/3 cup red walnuts


butter baked pears with goat cheese


- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While it's heating, cut the pears in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds making a little bowl for the goat cheese to sit in later.

- when oven is warm, put the butter into a glass baking dish and place it in the oven for a few minutes to melt, and coat the dish.

- carefully remove the dish, place the pears into the melted butter open side down, and bake for 25 minutes.

- remove the pears, and drizzle on the balsamic and maple, if using. (The pears are so sweet, I made a batch later without the maple and you really don't miss it, especially if you are a recent Sugar Detox Alumni!) Place back in the oven for 5 more minutes. 

- remove the pears from the oven, and using tongs/spatula, carefully flip them over onto a serving plate so the little bowl faces up. Fill with one tablespoon of goat cheese each, loosely. 

- Spoon out the butter/balsamic sauce that is left in the pan and drizzle over the top of the goat cheese-filled pears. Top with walnuts. 

SHARE your comments below if you try this! Its so easy and I'm convinced it will turn into your new favorite Fall dessert!!

xo January

Butter-baked Pears with Goat Cheese