After all the candy and Halloween celebrations, I thought it would be a good idea to do a simple baked pears in the microwave that is fun to make and a bit healthier, not to mention lower in calories for us then Halloween candy… just saying. :-)

Pears are pretty plentiful right now, so a baked pears in the microwave seemed to be just the right thing to do. Now lets get on to the recipe.

Baked Pears In The Microwave

Baked Pears In The Microwave,


  • 2 Pears
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Butter
  • Optional: whipped cream and walnuts for garnish


findingourwaynow.comCut the Pears in half, the long way, and scoop out the core of the Pears with a melon baller. Arrange the prepared Pears in a microwave baking dish with narrow ends pointing toward the center. Place ½ tablespoon of brown sugar and ½ tablespoon of butter in the center of each Pear half. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute rotate the baking dish and then finish microwaving for 1 minute. Test for doneness with a knife. The knife should slide out easily. Let stand 2 minutes. Place on serving plates and spoon the light caramel sauce created by the brown sugar and butter over the pears and serve.

Notes: To cook 4 Pear halves, microwave for 4 to 6 1/2 minutes. For 8 Pear halves, microwave for 7 1/2 to 10 1/2 minutes. You can make this without the sugar, using a little apple juice concentrate in its place. I will occasionally sprinkle a few walnuts on top for fun.

That is as simple as it can get. I usually serve these baked pears in the microwave with some whipped cream on the side. So take a break and give yourself a simple and healthy treat with these Microwave Baked Pears. Enjoy.

Happy cooking…

If you enjoyed”Baked Pears In The Microwave,” check some of my other recipes such as Baked Brie With Honey and Roasted Chicken Breast With Garlic & Redskin Potatoes:-)

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  • Cheryl Therrien

    There you go… healthy and every bit as tasty as Halloween candy!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl. This is one of my favorite quick and easy desserts. BTW: I thought of you when I put this together. :-D.

  • Leora Wenger

    Sounds tasty! In our recent storm blackout, I made cooked apples on the stove top (the only cooking method available other than bbq). Somewhat similar, although I just used a stick of cinnamon. No sugar added.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Leora, I’m glad you’re safe. Your apples sound great. You can make these pears without sugar if you like. When I do that I add a little apple juice concentrate for flavor. Enjoy. :-)))

  • Rick Salas

    Wow, just got the link to my inbox. Thanks Susan, looks great!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Rick, It’s a great recipe and one that is super fast to make. Enjoy. :-)

  • Jo-Anne

    Sounds good I wouldn’t have thought about doing baked pears in the micowave…….

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Jo-Ann, It’s just the best thing and so fast too. They are so quick to make and always come out really great. Enjoy. :-)

  • Sarah

    That sounds so simple and different. I’ve never thought to put brown sugar and butter on pears and cook them. :) Something I must try soon!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Sarah, Nice to see you hear. :-)) The brown sugar and butter make for a very light carmel sauce that adds a nice touch to the pears. Enjoy. :-)

  • A.K.Andrew

    I love baked pears!. This is a great simple recipe . Thanks Susan.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi A.K. This is fun recipe and if you love baked pears, this has your name on it. :-)

  • Julie

    I just made these and they came out great. They were really yummy. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Julie, Thank’s great. I am so glad you enjoyed them. :-)))

  • Krystyna Lagowski

    This sounds yummy AND healthy. Will give it a shot this weekend – maybe with pecans and a little cinammon : ))

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Krstyna, That is awesome. I love the idea of the pecans and cinnamon. Let me know who it turns out. :-)

  • Kim

    This looks so yummy and easy to do! I am going to have to go to the store now and buy pears!!!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Kim, It really is. Let me know how you liked it when you do. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Now that’s my kind of cooking ;)

    • Susan Cooper

      Ha,ha Jeri… This definitely has your name written all over it. :-)))

  • Gina

    And I happen to have pears sitting in my fridge with snow falling outside. :) Have a good weekend!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Gina, Oh that sounds like a great thing make on a snowy day. Have fun with this. Enjoy. :-)

  • Margaret Duarte

    Yummy recipe. Lovely photo. Thanks for sharing.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Margaret. Thanks. It really is yummy. Give a try. :-)

  • Keyuri Joshi

    This is so simple and has two of my favorite ingredients… pears and brown sugar. Cannot wait to have this tonight!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Keyuri, That is so cool! Then I expect you will really enjoy it. Let me know how it went. :-)

  • Catarina Alexon

    Sounds fantastic and easy!! Have never had a weight problem but reading your blog may give me one:-)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Catarina, Thanks and it really is. I hope not… LOL. :-)

  • Bethany Lee

    So simple!! I’m buying pears this week, and I bet these would be great with ice cream!!!!!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Bethany, Oh my gosh, would they ever. I can’t wait to hear about it. :-)

  • Bethany Lee

    So simple!! I’m buying pears this week, and I bet these would be great with ice cream!!!!!

  • Elizabeth Scott

    I have to make these for my youngest son Corey. I loves pears and I know he would love this. Thank you for yet another wonderful simple recipe.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Elizabeth, If he likes pears then this is made for him. Have fun with this and come back and let me know how it went. :-)

  • Claire Cappetta

    Love the recipe! I usually throw them in a pan with a bottle of cheap red wine, a few cloves and brown sugar. letting them boil down to a caramel like sauce… wonderful with English clotted cream! Oh Yum and memories of home…

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Claire, I love pears and wine. However this one a terrific go to recipe when time is limited. It would be awesome with clotted cream (and memories)… yum.

  • ShapeDaily

    This. Sounds. Delicious. Since I’ve been trying to eat less sweets, I always turn to fruit to satisfy my craving for something juicy and sweet. I love pears and I love brown sugar (more than regular sugar) so this recipe is right up my alley! Not to mention that pears are perfectly in season right now, and so are warm and delectable dishes! Thanks so much for this, definitely making it for dessert some time this week!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Kelly, I am so happy you like this simple but delectable recipe. It is one of my favorites on so many levels. :-)

  • Susan M

    sounds yummy, and I’m not a big fan of pears – :)

    *commenting through LinkedIn comment group

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Susan, Welcome, You might become one after trying this recipe. It is really good and easy. :-)

  • Tommy Tan

    Simple enough for even me to make =]

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Tommy, You will love it when you give a try. :-)

  • Jacs Henderson

    Simple, quick and no doubt delicious – I have a feeling the delight in eating these far outweighs the effort in cooking – definitely a bonus!
    thanks Susan :)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Jacs, That is the beauty of this recipe. It is just so super simple and oh so delicious, Enjoy. :-)

  • Pat Ruppel

    Mmmm – Pears in the microwave look good Susan. I just shared it on my ‘Yum’ board in Pinterest at

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Pat, Thanks. when you try them it will be hard to make them any other way. :-)

  • Lynette

    Yum! I love pears and finding new ways to eat fruit.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Lynette, Welcome to my humble site and so do I. :-)

  • Patrick Huff

    I have not tried pears micr style. I was wondering if you were able to get good color that way. So simple

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Patrick, It’s works very well and, as you can see in my picture, the color is wonderful. Enjoy. :-)

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I love any recipe that is easy and I can actually eat it. Adding this to my repertoire as we speak. Thank you!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Rebecca, I do too and it couldn’t be any easier. That is awesome, that this is a good recipe for you… WOO! HOO!. :-)

  • Liz

    Oh ya! Good food choice! Almost beats candy hands down! (Not really:))

    • Susan Cooper

      Hey there my friend. I thought so too, on both counts. :-)

      Hug and much love, :-)

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