Air Fryer Pears are an easy dessert, dripping with melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. After air frying, they are even more juicy and sweet, with a melt-in-your-mouth flavor in each bite.
Air Fried Pears are so versatile, they can be a decadent dessert, a simple breakfast, or even a quick snack when you need to satisfy a sweet tooth craving.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS PEAR RECIPE
You will love this air fryer pear recipe because it is so incredibly easy to make, and is full of juicy sweetness. The air fryer warms the pear with it's brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter filling, making it very similar to a pear pie.
Pears are such a unique fruit, because although they can be slightly crispy, they are also tender and sweet. The warmth of the fruit makes them a comfort dessert that you will love!
- fresh pears
- coconut oil- I love to use LouAna's 100% Pure Coconut Oil
- brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
HOW TO MAKE PEARS IN THE AIR FRYER:
First, rinse the pears, and then slice them in half. Then, use a melon baller or spoon to remove the seeds and core.
Next, brush the sliced side of the pear with coconut oil.
Place the pears in the air fryer, cut side down, and then brush the tops of the pears. Air fry at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Don't overcrowd the basket. Cook in batches if necessary.
After 8-10 minutes, turn the pears over, and continue air frying at 350 degrees for an additional 4-5 minutes.
While the pears are air frying, in a small bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Once the pears are done air frying and are softened, divide and spoon the butter and brown sugar cinnamon mixture into each slice of the pear cavity.
Return the basket to air fryer and air fry at 350 degrees F for 2-4 more minutes, until the butter has completely melted and the brown sugar has caramelized. When done, serve the caramelized pears warm.
OPTIONAL: Although they are great as they are, you can serve them with your topping of choice
I make this recipe in my Cosori air fryer. Depending on your air fryer, size and wattages cooking time may need to be adjusted 1-2 minutes.
When selecting pears for this recipe, try to use clean and equal-sized pear so they will cook evenly.
Select a ripe but firm pear if you are going to making these pears right away. However, if you are making them later, choose pears that aren't quite ripe so they have a couple of days to ripen.
Peeling is optional and completely your preference. I prefer to leave the skin on for added texture and flavor. If you do want to skin them, use a vegetable peeler or sharp paring knife to peel before air frying.
Remove the seeds and core before air frying. If you are going to have the pears sitting out for more than 15 minutes, spray them lemon juice to help them prevent browning.
It's so simple to change these pears for a simple breakfast or dessert. As a matter of fact, just swapping the toppings can transition them to a decadent dessert in seconds! For example, you can drizzle or sprinkle any of the these topping favorites:
- maple syrup
- caramel sauce
- chocolate sauce
- dried berries
- chopped walnuts or pecans
- whipped cream
- vanilla or chocolate ice cream
- fresh seasonal fruit
Serve these air fryer-baked pears for breakfast as they are or cut into slices and use to top Vanilla Greek Yogurt.
If you want to serve these pears as part of a lunch or dinner, you can just cut them into slices and top a salad or even a pork chop for a complete meal.
If you are looking for more delicious fruit recipes, you will love Air Fryer Banana Chips, Apple Chips, Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs or this Air Fryer Dessert Pears recipe with puff pastry wrapped pears.
STORING AND REHEATING
Store leftover pears in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
These pears are delicious even when cold, however if you want them warm again, you can reheat them. To reheat baked pears, return to the air fryer and air fry at 350 degrees F for 3-4 minutes, until they are warm.
This recipe works best with fresh fruits. I use green or red Bartlett Pears because they are very crunchy pears. You can use Red Anjou or Bosc pears as well.
I don't recommend using canned pears as they are too soft and may be difficult to lift out of the air fryer when warm.
When shopping for pears, you can check for ripeness by gently pressing near the stem at the neck of the pear. It will be slightly soft if it's ripe. If it's still firm, you will want to let it ripen for a few days before using, for best flavor. You can use a pear if it's not fully ripe, but it may not be as sweet.
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Air Fryer Pears
- 1 Air Fryer
- 4 fresh pears
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Rinse pears, and then slice in half. Use a melon baller or spoon to remove the seeds and core.
- Brush the sliced side of the pear with coconut oil.
- Place the pears in the air fryer, cut side down, and then brush the tops of the pears. Air fry at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Don't overcrowd the basket. Cook in batches if necessary.
- After 8-10 minutes, turn the pears over, and continue air frying at 350 degrees F for an additional 4-5 minutes.
- While the pears are air frying, in a small bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Once the pears are done air frying and are softened, divide and spoon the butter and brown sugar cinnamon mixture into each slice of the pear cavity.
- Return the basket to the air fryer and air fry at 350 degrees F for 2-4 more minutes, until the butter has completely melted and the brown sugar has caramelized. Serve caramelized pears warm.
Optional: Add toppings of your choice
*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.