Is there anything more delicious than a ripe pear? With its sweet and juicy flavor, it’s no wonder this fruit is a favorite for both kids and adults. But what if you could make your pears even tastier? Believe it or not, with an air fryer, you can! Air frying your pears gives them a crispy outside and a soft, creamy inside. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to cook them. So go ahead and give this easy snack a try!
Why make pears in the air fryer?
Pears are a great fruit to cook in the air fryer because they retain their shape and don’t turn mushy like they do when cooked in other methods. This means that your pears will stay nice and firm, while still being soft on the inside. And since air fryers cook food quickly, you won’t have to wait long for your pears to be ready. Just a few minutes is all it takes!
How to make air fryer pears
Making air fryer pears is easy! Start by slicing your pears into two, scooping out the seeds with a spoon. Then, brush your pears with melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Next, place your pears in the air fryer basket, making sure they’re not touching each other. Then, set your air fryer to 330 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for about 14 minutes. Once done, remove from the air fryer and enjoy!
Tips for making the perfect air fryer pears
To get the best results, be sure to slice your pears evenly. This will help them cook evenly and prevent them from sticking to the air fryer basket. Additionally, be sure to cook your pears at the temperature recommend so that they get crispy on the outside but remain soft on the inside.
What to serve with air fryer pears
There are many different ways to enjoy air fryer pears. You can eat them plain, or top with a dollop of whipped cream, ice cream, or yogurt. You can also drizzle on some honey or chocolate sauce. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try making a pear crisp! Simply top your cooked pears with a mixture of oats, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Then, place back in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes until the topping is crispy. Serve and enjoy!
No matter how you choose to eat them, we hope you enjoy these delicious air fryer pears!
- Ripe pears
- Melted butter
- Brown sugar
- Ground cinnamon
1. Preheat your air fryer to 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cut the pears into half and scoop out the core with a spoon or melon baller.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
4. Rub the mixture all over the pear halves.
5. Place the pears in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes.
6. Remove from the air fryer and enjoy!
-You can also cook the pears with the skin off. Simply peel them before cutting and rubbing with the butter mixture.
-To make a pear crisp, top the cooked pears with a mixture of oats, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Place back in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes
-If you prefer a softer pear, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. If you like your pears to be firmer, cook for 1-
Recipe tips and variations
-Try using other types of fruit in this recipe. Apples, peaches, and plums would all be delicious!
-Want something extra sweet? Drizzle honey or chocolate sauce over your air fryer pears. Yum!
-If you don’t have butter, you can use oil. Avocado oil or coconut oil would work well.
-Don’t have brown sugar? You can use honey, maple syrup, or white sugar instead.
-Not a fan of cinnamon? Try using nutmeg, allspice, or ginger.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cook pears with the skin on?
Yes, you can cook pears with the skin on. Just make sure to wash them first. The skin will get nice and crispy in the air fryer. Yum!
How to dehydrate pears in air fryer
Dehydrating pears in the air fryer is easy! Start by peeling and slicing your pears into thin wedges. Then, place them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-5 minutes. Once they’re done, remove from the air fryer and enjoy!
What to do with pears and an air fryer
-Slice and dehydrate for a healthy snack
-Cook in slices and top with oatmeal, yogurt, or ice cream
-Make a pear crisp by adding a topping of oats, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
How long does it take to cook pears in the air fry?
It usually takes about 12-14 minutes to cook pears in the air fryer. However, it may take a few minutes longer if you’re cooking a lot of pears at once.
Air fryer pears are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy dessert. They’re easy to make, and you can customize them with your favorite toppings. We recommend making these pears with cinnamon and honey, but feel free to get creative! Give them a try for yourself and let us know what you think.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. We love hearing from you! Happy cooking!
Air Fryer Baked Pears
- 2 Ripe pears
- 2 tbsp Melted butter
- 1 tbsp Brown sugar
- ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
- Preheat your air fryer to 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the pears into half and scoop out the core with a spoon or melon baller.
- In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Rub the mixture all over the pear halves.
- Place the pears in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the air fryer and enjoy!