Remove the core and seeds from the pears. NOTE: a melon baller works great for this. Crave a hole with the spoon in each pear.
Lightly brush the cut surface of the pears with some of the melted butter.
In a small mixing bowl, mix the rest of the melted butter, 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of the pecans, oats, cranberries, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg (if using) .
Place pears in a small baking dish and fill the cavities in the pears with the oat mixture. Drizzle pears evenly with the remaining tablespoon of honey.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the pears have cooked through. Remove from the oven and serve warm with pomegranate seeds and yogurt as optional toppings.
Select ripe but firm pears without any blemished or soft spots.
Bosc or Anjou pears are recommended for best results.
Using a small baking dish the fits the pears without a lot of extra room will help them stay upright when baking.Dietary Notes - For gluten intolerant, make sure oats are gluten free. - For the vegan version, please replace honey with maple or agave syrup and butter with vegan butter.