Air Fryer Pears Using Canned Pears

This post is sponsored by Pacific Coast Producers.

Here’s a super easy and budget-friendly meal or snack – air fryer pears! From pantry to plate in just 15 minutes, you can make these all year round with a can of pears  and a few ingredients you likely already have on hand.. – it doesn’t get much easier than that! Canned pears are perfectly ripe, peeled and ready-to-use in your next recipe (or ready-to-enjoy straight from the can.)

Air Fryer Pears

These air fryer pears are so versatile you can enjoy them any time of day! Add to Greek yogurt for a delicious breakfast or an afternoon snack, or serve them with ice cream for a simple yet elevated dessert.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Author whiteblankspace


  • 2 tbsp salted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 15 oz canned pear halves in juice, drained*
  • Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream for serving


  1. In a bowl, combine melted butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Add pear halves and gently toss to coat with butter mixture. Let the pear halves sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully place the pear halves in the air fryer basket, cut side facing up. Cook for 10 minutes at 375 F.
  3. Spoon the remaining butter mixture on top of the pear halves. Cook for 2~6 minutes at 400 F until the edges turn caramelized and crispy. Check at a minute interval as air fryer machines can vary in temperature.
  4. Serve air-fried pears on top of Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*Leftover juice can be saved and used to flavor smoothies, yogurt and water

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