If you love fall fruits, you may automatically think of baked apples as a “go-to” fall dessert.
Here’s a delicious twist on that beloved concept: baked pears…
Every bit as sumptuous as baked apples, this will delight your senses and nourish your body, all while allowing you to indulge in pure decadence…guilt-free!!
Give this recipe, inspired by Gina Matsoukas at Food Fanatic, a try. We think you’ll love it!!
Baked Autumn Pears
Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan
- 2 firm fleshed ripe pears, such as anjou or bosc
- 2 1/2 tablespoons raw, organic honey, divided (you may also want additional honey for serving)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup plain coconut milk yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice pears in half lengthwise; hollow out the centers and remove the seeds. (You can use either a spoon or a mellon baller.) Note: to make sure the pears sit flat on your baking sheet, you might try cutting a small slice off the bottom of each pear half.
- Please pears on a baking sheet, hollowed-out side up. Drizzle with two tablespoons of honey, then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove pears from oven; let cool for about 5 or 6 minutes.
- In the meantime, mix the coconut sugar, chopped nuts, and 1/2 tablespoon of honey together in a small bowl.
- In another small bowl, combine the coconut milk yogurt and and vanilla bean paste.
- To serve, place each warm pear halve on a plate and fill the center with the yogurt mixture, topped with the nut mixture. You can drizzle with a little more honey, if desired.
For an in-depth conversation on how eating real food can improve your overall health and wellness, please contact Pure Nutrition + Wellness at [email protected], or call us at 844-787-3935.
Donna Stephens, BCN, CNHP, LDHS
Kristin Stephens, MS, NTP