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Roasted Pear

A simple but elegant dessert that is prepared in 20 mins. It happens to be vegan and gluten free, not to mention low in sugar but all delicious. Filled with roasted pear, oats, yogurt, maple syrup, olive oil and some salt. 

I had a pear in my kitchen which was too firm to eat, so I decided to make myself a snack which turned into this dessert situation. This was two years ago. Now, I make 6-8 of these pears at least four times a year as it is such a nutritious snack not to mention a great breakfast option and very easy dessert to prepare in little to no time. 

The recipe itself doesn’t require much to come together and there are a lot of substitutes to prepare it. These roasted pears are accidentally gluten free and vegan making for a simple allergy friendly dessert or snack for someone. 

What ingredients do you need to make these Roasted Pears?

We need fairly firm pears, if your pears are overripe you would just roast them for a shorted amount of time but you could totally use them. We peel the skin and scoop out the center flesh of the pear using a teaspoon. Do not discard this as we use the pear flesh in the yogurt filling also check out my Pear vanilla syrup recipe and Pear butter recipe to avoid any wastage. There are 2 parts to this recipe, the yogurt filling and the crumble topping. The yogurt filling needs yogurt, some pear flesh, maple syrup, vanilla and a tiniest drop of almond extract. 

The crumble uses whole oats, almond flour, cinnamon powder, walnuts, maple syrup. I like to serve this warm with ice cream or whipped cream (coconut cream too). A little drizzle of maple syrup on top will also work well. 

What substitutes can you use to make these Roasted Pears?

You can use apples in place of pears and it is absolutely delicious! Perfect for fall. Ive used coconut yogurt here to keep this vegan but you can use any yogurt you like. I have used maple syrup here you can use agave syrup or honey but then it is not vegan. The recipe calls for oats, I used gluten free oats but any oats you have work well. Instead of cinnamon powder you can use cardamom powder, all spice, pumpkin spice or even a little nutmeg. 

How to store the Roasted Pears?

Once the pears are out of the oven I would recommend serving immediately and not to store them. The oats crumble turns into a granola and it is crunchy which looses its crunch later and the yogurt filling will make it soggy. You can prepare the components individually and set them in the fridge until ready to assemble and bake. Which makes for a simple make ahead dessert. 

Now that we have covered how to make these Roasted Pears, you can have a look at the recipe video on my socials but let’s get to it. 

If you try this recipe out, don’t forget to share it with me on instagram so I can see how it turned out. I’d love nothing more than to chat with you on your cooking/baking.

Roasted Pear

A simple but elegant dessert that is prepared in 20 mins. It happens to be vegan and gluten free, not to mention low in sugar but all delicious. Filled with roasted pear, oats, yogurt, maple syrup, olive oil and some salt.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, Sweet tooth
Cuisine French
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Small bowls
  • Tea spoons
  • Small tray
  • Baking paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pc Pear halved

Yogurt filling:

  • 1 tbsp Yogourt
  • 1/2 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 drop Vanilla extract
  • 1 drop Almond extract

Crumble:

  • 1 tbsp Oats
  • 2 tsp Almond flour
  • 1 tbsp Walnuts finely chopped
  • 2 Pinches Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Olive oil

Serve with:

  • Cream
  • Maple syrup
  • Seal salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180℃ and get the smallest roasting tray, line it with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Peel the skin and scoop out the center flesh of the pear using a teaspoon. Do not discard this as we use the pear flesh in the yogurt filling. Place the prepared pear halves in the roasting tray.
  • In a small bowl mix the filling ingredients until combined and divide the filling in the cavity of the pear.
  • In another small bowl add the filling ingredients and mix together well, everything must be coated in the olive oil and maple syrup. Divide the mixture and scoop it over the pear. Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins.
  • Serve warm with more maple, cream and sea salt.

Notes

  • The cooking time will depend on the ripeness of the fruit. If it is ripe or a little over ripe, cook it less.

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