As we wind down a busy work week, it’s nice to think about planning a tasty weekend brunch. While the warmth of the pears in this dish is particularly comforting on a chilly winter morning, this recipe is equally appealing – and refreshing – on a hot, sunny day. The beauty of this dish is that it’s simple to prepare, and makes for a lovely presentation whether you enjoy it by yourself, or with family or guests.
- pears – a half to full pear per person
- honey or brown sugar – to taste; we use Demerara sugar
- Greek yogurt – to taste
- granola – to taste
- berries – to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 F / approximately 190 C
- Cut the pears in half, and core them with either a spoon or a lemon baller
- Place the pear halves, with the cored sides up, in a shallow baking dish
- Drizzle honey or sprinkle brown sugar inside the cored sections
- Cover the dish loosely with tin foil; you may wish to create a “tent”
- Bake anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, until tender – the riper the pears, the less baking time they may require
- Once pears are baked, place them on a serving platter or directly on individual dishes
- Spoon yogurt into the cored areas of the pear halves; if serving individual portions in bowls, you may wish to also surround the pear halve with dollops of yogurt. Pop berries of your choice on the dollops.
- Generously sprinkle granola over the yogurt
- Some may wish to top up the presentation with an extra drizzle of honey or sprinkling of brown sugar
… and then serve, and enjoy! Have a lovely weekend, everyone.