Baked Cinnamon Ricotta Pears
This recipe for Baked Cinnamon Ricotta Pears is sponsored by USA Pears.
Celebrate the holidays and indulge your senses with a decadent pear recipe, Baked Cinnamon Ricotta Pears. Stuffed with a cinnamon honey ricotta filling and topped with walnuts, these Anjou pears are a feast for the eyes and tastebuds!
Pears are one of the most elegant fruits. They look great on charcuterie boards and can even be used in holiday tablescapes. Red and green Anjou pears are perfect for all your Christmas celebrations. Their festive colors are inviting and their succulent flavors feel indulgent but without the guilt.
Green Anjou vs Red Anjou: What’s the difference?
Green Anjou Pears are an all-purpose pear, refreshingly sweet and juicy with a hint of lemon-lime citrus flavor. They are delicious when eaten fresh and their dense flesh also tolerates baking, poaching, roasting, or grilling.
Red Anjou Pears have a fresh juicy, sweet, and slightly tangy flavor. Their smooth texture and striking red peel make them an excellent choice for fresh salads, fruit trays, and other recipes that call for skin-on pears.
We can’t choose a favorite so we used both in this recipe. However, if you have just red or just green, that will work fine too.
- 1 green Anjou pear
- 1 red Anjou pear
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice both pears lengthwise and remove the cores with a spoon. Brush pear halves with butter on all sides.
- In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, cinnamon, and honey. Scoop or pipe mixture into pear halves. Top pears with chopped walnuts.
- Bake pears in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until tender when they are poked with a fork. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
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One response to “Baked Cinnamon Ricotta Pears”
I tried this 1st as is and then I again, baking the pears and putting the cold ricotta mix on the hot pears. I liked much better with the ricotta cold. It was so yummy 😋