Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola

Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola

A simple and delicious fruit dessert.

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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins

Yield: 4 x 1/2 pear servings

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Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 2 medium pears (Bartlett or D'Anjou pears)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice, no added sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 containers (6 oz each) nonfat, low-sugar vanilla yogurt (such as Dannon Light 'n Fit)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat granola
  • 4 mint leaves (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F.

Cut pears in half lengthwise and remove core with a melon baller or small spoon. Place pears, cut side down, in a shallow baking dish just large enough to hold them.

Pour apple juice and water over pears; drizzle with honey. Cover pan loosely with foil and bake about 35 minutes or until tender. While pears are baking, place granola in a shallow baking pan or pie plate and toast in oven 10 minutes; set aside.

When pears are done, pour baking liquid into a small saucepan and reduce over medium heat until about 1/4 cup of syrup remains; set aside to cool.

Line a colander with paper towels and place over bowl to catch drips. Pour yogurt into colander and allow to drain about 30 minutes.

Divide yogurt among 4 shallow bowls. Place warm pear half, cut side up, over yogurt. Top with toasted granola and drizzle with syrup. Garnish with a mint leaf, if desired.

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