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Baked Pears

Baked Pears

Baked Pears

Baked PearsThe concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this Thanksgiving, this is one to try. The pears make the dish quite seasonal, and the smell of the baking pears may be magical. It is important for bariatric patients to limit their caloric intake, even on holidays. So, for Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients, consider making this sweet treat the perfect end to your holiday meal.

Baked Pears with Honeyed Nuts

Adapted from


  • 2 large ripe pears
  • ¼ tsp ground ceylon cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • ¼ cup crushed walnuts (almonds can also be substituted)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut pears in half. Use a spoon or melon baller to scoop out the seeds. Lay pears on a baking dish cut side up. Divide nuts evenly and place into each hollow. Drizzle nuts with honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, cool, and enjoy!

This recipe idea is offered by Dr. Shillingford, M.D., P.A., a board certified surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and adjustable lap band patients come from all over South Florida, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Parkland, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, and West Palm Beach. Dr. Shillingford encourages all his bariatric patients to make healthy food choices.

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