Baked Pears Stuffed with Walnuts

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 75 mins


4-- pears, ripe and firm
1/4cup raisins
3tablespoons chopped California walnuts
2 1/2tablespoons sugar
1tablespoon lemon juice
1/4cup water
1/4cup light corn syrup


  1. Peel the pears, leaving the stems on. Core the pears on the blossom end (the bottom).

  2. Combine the raisins, walnuts, sugar, and lemon juice in a small bowl, and mix well. 

  3. Fill the cavity of each pear, dividing the filling equally.  Place the pears upright in a deep baking dish, preferably with a cover. 

  4. Mix together the water and corn syrup and pour into the baking dish.  Cover the dish with its lid (or foil) and bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the pears are easily pierced with a fork. 

  5. Serve warm or cold with some of the syrup spooned over each pear.

Recipe by Marion Cunningham for the California Walnut Board.




Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 260
  • Glycemic Load 18
  • Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 15mg
  • Potassium 310mg
  • Carbohydrate 60g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 37g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 4%