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Baked Pears With Yogurt and Granola Recipe

Healthy Dessert: Baked Pears With Maple Greek Yogurt and Granola

Spring is coming soon, but for many of us, we still have some cold nights ahead of us. This time of year I always try to make my favorite cold weather foods like soups, breads, and warm treats before Spring officially blows in. Here's one my family loves that's easy to make, tastes oh-so decadent, but is a great source of fiber and protein. Make it to enjoy for breakfast or an after-dinner dessert.

Baked Pears with Maple Greek Yogurt and Granola

Modified from recipe found in Snack Attack Group

Ingredients

  1. 2 firm pears (Bartlett or Anjou)
  2. 1/2 cup apple juice
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1 tablespoon honey
  5. 16 ounce container plain Greek yogurt
  6. 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  7. 1/2 cup granola
  8. 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut the pears in half lengthwise, and remove cores with a spoon. Place in an 8x8-inch baking pan, cut-sides down.
  3. Pour apple juice and water over pears, and drizzle with honey. Cover pan loosely with foil and bake about 35 minutes or until tender.
  4. When pears are done, pour the leftover baking liquid into a small saucepan and reduce over medium heat until about 1/4 cup of syrup remains; set aside to cool.
  5. Open the container of Greek yogurt and stir in the maple syrup. Divide yogurt into four bowls. Place a half of the warm pear in each bowl, cut side up. Top with granola and walnuts, and drizzle with syrup you set aside.
  6. Makes four servings.

Serving Size 1 baked pear with yogurt and granola
Calories 312
Total Fat 6.2 g
Sat. Fat .8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56.5 mg
Carbs 50.5 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Sugars 37.5 g
Protein 15.1 g

I also like serving this dish for brunch. If you have a tasty and healthy recipe to share, post it in the Healthy Recipe Group. I am always looking for new ones to try.

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