Desserts: Warm Desserts: Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola

A simple and delicious fruit dessert.

Author: 3-A-Day of Dairy - www.3aday.org
Date: April 08, 2013

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 1/2 pear servings

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins

Ingredients:

    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.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:170 cals
Kilojoules:711 kJ
Fat:0.8 g
Carbohydrates:38.0 g
Protein:5.1 g
Cholesterol:3.5 mg
Sodium:90 mg
Saturated Fat:0.1 g
Fiber:3.4 g
Calcium:160.0 mg
Total Sugars:24.3 g

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