Similar to baked apples. You can add chopped walnuts, nutmeg, cranberries, or anything you like.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cut top quarter of pears off; create a well by scooping out the core, being careful not to puncture the bottom of the pear. Arrange pears in a shallow baking dish.
Drizzle maple syrup over pears. Place 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter in each pear; sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake in preheated oven until pears are easily pierced with a fork, 35 to 50 minutes. Serve with ice cream.
Per Serving: 352 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 56.6g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 45.1mg; sodium 114.5mg.