So this morning I looked in my fridge and remembered that I had these pears sitting there waiting to be baked! I kept it really simple but there's not much you need to do to make a pear taste good. I peeled the skins off and laid they cut side down, drizzle them with cinnamon and poured some water into the baking pan to prevent them from drying out too much. When they were just about finished baking, I drizzled them with a little bit of organic honey, because who doesn't love honey with pears??
To add a bit of texture to these baked pears, I quickly toasted walnuts, cranberries and black raisins in the oven and garnished the hot pears with this crumble. A little sprinkle of flaked salt and another drizzle of honey and you've got yourself the perfect healthy fall dessert!
Yield: 4 servings
4 pears, peeled and halved
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp honey (agave or maple syrup for vegan version)
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries
4 pitted dates, sliced
2 tbsp black raisins
Sprinkle of flaked salt/kosher salt
Honey to drizzle on top at the end (agave or maple syrup for vegan version)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
1) Lay pear halves, cut side down on a baking tray lined with parchment. Sprinkle with cinnamon and pour 1/4 water onto the tray. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
2) When pears are just about finished baking, drizzle 2 tbsp honey on pears and continue baking for another 2 minutes. Remove pears from the oven and set aside.
3) Roughly chop walnuts, cranberries, dates and raisins. Toss together and place on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 2 minutes.
4) Plate pear halves on a dish and sprinkle with toasted walnuts, cranberries, dates and raisins. Sprinkle with flaked salt and drizzle honey over top.