My husband and father-in-law love sweets and dessert is always highly anticipated after I’ve made a nice dinner. I often make complicated baked goodies but in my pursuit of eating healthier I’ve been working on new ideas. This one satisfies the sweet tooth and is so easy to whip up in minutes. Better yet, all ingredients are readily available at our Alameda Grocery Outlet.
Pears are a great source of Vitamin C (one provides about 11 percent of your daily recommended allowance) and also boast low calories and high fiber, making it a great choice for those looking to loose weight. Honey is a known antioxidant and many feel it is a good replacement for processed sugar.
Variations: This can be made with all organic ingredients and you can try different flavors of honey. I used red anjou pears, but any type works as well. You can also swap a different fruit (such as apples, peaches, nectarines, etc.) but you will need to adjust the cooking time to get the right consistency. Add a teaspoon of nuts, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream if you don’t mind the extra calories.
- 1 pear per person (or one half per person if adding ice cream)
- 2 teaspoons of honey per pear
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut off stem and bottom of pears and halve.
- Remove core and seeds, creating a well in the middle of each half.
- Drizzle one teaspoon of honey on each pear half.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over the honey and pear.
- Place pears on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until soft when pierced with a fork.
- Optional: Garnish with nuts, whipped cream or ice cream.
Go To Tuesdays are recipes from products purchased at the Alameda Grocery Outlet, 730 Buena Vista Ave.
Please let me know if you made the recipe and liked it or would suggest changes. And also feel free to suggest future recipes.