September 20, 2018

Dessert Pears

A fun, fall dessert, these dessert pears combine the benefits of a healthy, plant-based recipe with the sweet deliciousness of dessert!

Dessert Pears

Leaves changing color, a chill in the air, fall is definitely here. What a better way to celebrate the beauty of God's creation than eating a nutritious dessert that tastes fantastic and highlights fall foods and flavors.

What I love about this dessert is that it's super simple--only two ingredients (plus some spices). And, you can easily make several servings at once which means dessert all week!

I don't eat pears all that often, mostly because they never seem to be in season, and even if they are, you have to let them sit out on the counter for several days before they are ripe enough to eat. This recipe quickly bypasses that issue. Since you'll be cooking the pears, there's no need to let them get to perfect ripeness, they will easily soften as they cook.

Dessert Pears in pan

Benefits of Pears

Let's talk pear nutrition. One pear packs in 6 grams of fiber, roughly 20% of the recommended daily minimum. As I've mentioned before, fiber is crucial to both gut-health and overall well-being. Fiber aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar, helps with weight maintenance, and so much more.

Pears also have potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and other vital nutrients. Basically, pears are good for you!

Dessert Pears Ingredients


To make dessert pears, all you'll need is

  • Pears: any variety will do.
  • Date syrupA sweetener made completely from dates! You can also sub maple syrup.
  • Spices: cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.  If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, don't worry. You can easily find it in the spice aisle at most grocery stores or make your own. Use cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

That's it!

Dessert Pears partially eaten

How to make Dessert Pears

Step 1. Peel and slice the pears into wedges. For some extra antioxidants, you could leave the skin on! Or you could eat the skins separately.

Step 2. Add the sliced pears, date syrup, and spices to a non-stick pan. Dates have a natural caramel flavor that pair perfectly with pears and fall spices.

Step 3. Once all your ingredients are in the pan, cook on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, until the pears are warmed through and soft.

Serve with banana nice cream, coconut whipped cream, or eat by themselves. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

God, thank you for fall foods and flavors. Thank you for fiber-filled pears and sweet caramel date syrup. Grant us time to enjoy the foods you have given us.

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Dessert Pears

A fun, fall dessert, these dessert pears combine the benefits of a healthy, plant-based recipe with the sweet delicousness of dessert!















  • 2 Pears
  • 1 Teaspoon Date Syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice


  1. Peel and slice the pears.
  2. Add all ingredients into a small non-stick pan and cook on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. The pears are done when they are are warmed and soft. Enjoy!
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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography