After making dinner, I’m usually not up to making dessert…that is unless it’s stupidly easy and better than what I can buy in a package. Because let’s face it, we all want something sweet after dinner…or after every time you eat something savory. Oh you don’t–not every single time? Well, to each his own then.
This warm and inviting dessert takes less than 10 minutes to make, and most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen right now.
– 1 pear, cut in half, core removed
– 1/4 Tbs. butter
– 4 tsp. pure maple syrup
– Scant 1/8 tsp. cardamom
– 1/3 cup rolled oats
– Small handful almonds, chopped
– 1 tsp. light olive oil
– 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
– 1/3-1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. On an aluminum-covered baking sheet, place the pear skin side down. On both halves, evenly distribute small pieces of butter, 1 tsp. of maple syrup, and the cardamom. Bake the pear for 5-6 minutes, or until beginning to soften.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the oats, almonds, olive oil, 2 tsp. of maple syrup, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Top pears evenly with oat mixture and return to the oven until granola is golden, about 4 minutes.
While the pears are roasting, whip the Greek yogurt and remaining 1 tsp. of maple syrup together.
Dollop both halves with the yogurt whip and enjoy!