Did you know that baked pears and honey moisten the lungs? A healthy desert alternative that is also an excellent choice for someone experiencing a dry cough. What is so great about pears? They are high in both vitamin C and K – no wonder they are perfect for colds. And what about honey? It is very effective against antibiotics! Enjoy!

Author: This Gal Cooks
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings


  • 4 pears, such as bosc, bartlett or anjou
  • 24 fresh cranberries
  • 4 tbsp chopped pecans
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, plus more, if needed
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg, plus more, if needed.
  • 4 tsp raw honey
  • Greek yogurt for pairing, if desired


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Halve the pears and then core. I cored the pears with a cookie scoop but you can use a melon baller, too. Slice a small part off of the backside of each pear half to create a flat surface so the pear sits flat when laid on the pan.
  3. Place the pear halves on a large baking sheet or baking pan, cored side up. Place three cranberries into the cored part of each pear half. Sprinkle each pear half with about ½ tbsp of the pecans and then sprinkle each pear half with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Drizzle each pear half with ½ tsp of honey. I did this by squeezing the honey into a ½ tsp measuring spoon and then drizzling over each pear half.
  4. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until the pears are tender.
  5. Serve with Greek yogurt, if desired.


Nutrition content does not include Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 pear half Calories: 90 Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 16g Sugar: 11g
Protein: 1g

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes