Roasted Pears with Yogurt

Roasted Pears

Roasted Pears

Okay, raise your hand if you like to eat dessert first! Don’t be embarrassed, I’m totally willing to admit publicly that on many occasions I will have dessert before I eat my dinner. Sometimes if I’m feeling so inclined I’ll skip dinner and just opt for dessert. Why ingest all those unnecessary calories from dinner if I don’t need to.  If ever there is an occasion to skip dinner and head directly for dessert it’s when I’m serving these Roasted Pears with Yogurt.

Which, if you ignore the sugar and butter, it’s actually a pretty darn healthy thing to eat. However, it’s the butter and the sugar that help to create this luscious, caramel-tasting sauce that envelopes the tender pears. The combination of the sweet pears, tart yogurt and crunchy, toasted nuts is out-of-his-world good! The sauce is infused with vanilla bean, fresh thyme and orange juice which creates scrumptious layers of flavor.

It’s really a very easy dessert to make as the pears do most of the work as they roast in the oven. I’ll serve this to the family for a quick weeknight dessert yet I think it makes quite an elegant presentation for guests.

For Mama’s other pear recipes, just go here and here

Roasted Pears

Roasted Pears

Roasted Pears

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Mama’s Tips: 

Dipping the cut pears in lemon water will prevent the pears from turning brown, which will make for a beautiful presentation.

A simple melon baller is the perfect tool for scooping out the seeds from a pear.

To toast the nuts, just place them in a small, dry frying pan over low heat and stir constantly until the nuts become fragrant. Do not leave them unattended as the nuts can burn quite quickly.

Roasted Pears

Roasted Pears

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30 thoughts on “Roasted Pears with Yogurt

  1. Great twist on the classic pears poached in red wine with marscapone. Love the combination of greek yogurt and creme fraiche. What could possibly beat pears, honey, greek yogurt and creme fraiche. I’m making this!

  2. These look heavenly! They’re both dessert worthy & breakfast worthy, all in one! I love warmed fruit desserts and I’ll have to bust out my crock pot next time round for these 🙂

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