These deliciously sweet air fryer honey glazed pears are glazed with honey and cinnamon, before being wrapped in a yummy puff pastry. It really is the perfect dessert for a warm summer day, or a sophisticated holiday party.
I love eating baked pears, but now, making them in the air fryer, takes them to a whole new level. I especially like them at holiday family dinners. It is one of my family's favorite recipes.
I first started baking with puff pastry sheets about ten years ago. If you know me, you know I like to experiment with foods. While trying old favorite recipes, I found wrapping glazed pears and baking them in the air fryer, made them even easier.
What you need to make Air Fryer Honey Glazed Pears
You can use any fresh pears, pear halves or pear slices. But choose the type of pear wisely. Bosc pears are delicious, and already have a little hint of cinnamon and nutmeg in it's flavor. The Anjou and Bartlett Pears, are also good choices to use for this recipe.
Besides pears, you only need a few other ingredients to make this recipe.
- melted butter
- frozen puff pastry
- brown sugar
If you want to make this outside of pear season, feel free to use canned pears.
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How to make Glazed Pears in the Air Fryer
To make pears, first, you will need to core pears, but leave the stem on the top of pear. Then, you will combine the melted butter, brown sugar, honey, and the cinnamon together. Brush the mixture onto each pear, until it is coated.
Roll out the thawed puff pastry and cut it into strips about one inch in width. Starting at the top of each pear, wrap the puff pastry around the pear, until it if fully covered.
Brush the pears with another coating of the honey mixture and then place into the air fryer basket, lined with parchment paper.
Cook the pears in the air fryer basket at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8-10 minutes, until the puff pastry strips turn golden brown and are crispy. You can pin the pastry ends in place with toothpicks while they cook.
Once the pears are done cooking, remove the toothpicks before serving them. We love to eat them with vanilla ice cream, or whipping cream.
What are the best pears for baking?
Bartlett, Bosc, and Anjou pears are all deliciously sweet, and can usually be found year round.
Are pears high in sugar?
One medium pear has about 17 grams of sugar. If you are watching your sugar, cut the pear in half.
How do I cook these if I have a rack air fryer?
I made these in my Cosori 5.8 Quart Air Fryer basket. If you don't have an air fryer that has a basket, just place them on the rack on a rimmed baking sheet in your air fryer.
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Air Fryer Honey Glazed Pears
- 4 small pears
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
- Core each pear, leaving the stem on top, then set aside. (You don't have to core the pear first, if you will be cutting it in slices)
- In a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon. Coat each pear with the mixture.
- Cut the puff pastry sheet into strips about ½ inch to ¾ inch in width. Starting at the top of the pear, wrap the strip around the pear, until it is completely covered.
- Lightly brush the pears again with another coating of the honey mixture.
- Cook the pears in the air fryer at 360 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes, until the puff pastry has turned golden brown.
- Can be served with ice cream or cool whip.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.
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