BAKED PEARS

As we prepare for our last winter weather spike, it's time to enjoy a warm, sweet treat. For this week's installment of our seasonal Sunday recipe, we are whipping together a simple dish that will keep you warm and happy as we get ready to watch snow fall in the next few days. 

Pears are readily available throughout the year in most stores. However, part of our mission is to find out when is the BEST possible time to enjoy our produce. So as winter dwindles down, it is the last chance you have to enjoy pears in the their absolute prime. 

Our favorite way to enjoy this dish is with a dollop of almond-based yogurt, an extra drizzle of honey, and some chopped nuts if you have them on hand. Enjoy our baked pears as a middday snack, dessert or even a last-night sweet treat. Using just 3 main ingredients and taking under one hour to prepare - this has to be one of our favorite go-to recipes. 

Ingredients:

2 Bartlett pears (you may use D'Anjou as well!)

2 tsp. honey + extra for drizzling

Ground cinnamon

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Slice the pears in half. Use a spoon or melon-baller to scoop out the seeds.
  3. Lay in a baking dish or on a baking sheet - cut a small slice on the underside so they lay flat. 
  4. Drizzle honey on each pear and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool, top with your favorite yogurt and nuts and ENJOY!

Recipe via Balanced Beet