I have a new found love for the roasted pear. A deep, deep love.
Before this fall, I wouldn’t touch a pear. I’ve always been an apple kind a gal. Once I tried a roasted pear though, I was hooked. Game changer. To me, it’s a completely different fruit when roasted. So delicious. I’ve been eating the *hit out of some roasted pears all season.
For breakfast, with some almond milk yogurt + granola.
In my oatmeal. Try my Naturally Sweetened Chia Overnight Oats.
For dessert, with some vegan whipped cream or ice cream topped off with some toasted nuts. Check out my Cardamom Spiced Pears with Cinnamon Cashew Cream + Pepitas.
And, with my Coconut Bacon. Check out my previous post to get the recipe and see why you should be making some addicting coconut bacon.
Also, the thing about roasted pears is how good they are in savory applications. I had a roasted pear crostini recently with cashew cheese and sage. OMG. So stinkin delicious. I am forever hooked on the pear + cheese combo. Well, in my case vegan cheese combo. If you are into cheese though, roasted pears and cheese is a money combination. This is my version of the crostini, minus the bread. Roasted pears with homemade cashew cheese and fried sage.
For this recipe you have juicy roasted pears atop creamy, tangy almond milk yogurt. Delicious enough on its own. The pears are then topped off with some smoky, salty, crispy, slightly sweet coconut bacon. Sprinkle some pomegranate arils on top for little pops of crisp and tart flavor.
I am calling this dessert for breakfast, but you could really go either way. It’s healthy enough for breakfast or could satisfy your sweet tooth for a light dessert.
I hope you’ll try some roasted pears and love them as much as I do. In fact, I have some pears in the oven right now as I type these words. Roasting with some chai spiced coconut milk. So stayed tuned for that recipe…
Eat yourself healthy
- 1 pear, sliced in half and cored
- ½ cup yogurt of choice , I use Kite Hill unsweetened plain almond milk yogurt
- ½ cup Coconut Bacon
- ¼ cup pomegranate arils
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Place pear halves on baking dish cut side up
- Bake 20-25 minutes, or until soft and juicy
- For each pear half assemble ¼ cup yogurt, pear, ¼ cup coconut bacon, ⅛ cup pomegranate
Store coconut bacon in sealed container. Will keep for several weeks