While summer brings plenty of strawberries, blackberries, cherries, etc. fall brings apples, squash, potatoes and the main ingredient in this recipe-pears. According to Medical News Today, pears are rich in antioxidants and fiber. The increased fiber can help you stay fuller longer and therefore enhance weight loss. This fiber intake has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels and the high levels of antioxidants can help or prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals. This easy and simple pear dessert is effortless and makes the kitchen clean up process minimal.
- Bosc Pears (or any other type you prefer, always unpeeled)
- Vegan butter
- A handful of chocolate wafers 70%
- Mint (for garnish)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut pears into half, taking out the core with a spoon or melon baller.
- Line the pears up on a cookie sheet. Drop a little bit of vegan butter into the core of the pear halves.
- Leave in the oven for about 30 or until they feel tender when you insert a fork.
- While the pears are cooking grab a small bowl and small saucepan where the first bowl may fit into it. Pour water into the saucepan and place the smaller bowl inside so that it is floating in the water. Drop the chocolate wafers into the smaller bowl and stir. The indirect heat will start to melt the chocolate.
- Take the pears out of the oven and drizzle with the chocolate. Chop the mint and add to the pears for garnish and added flavor. Serve warm.
This is a quick and easy yet great way to elevate a simple fruit for dessert when you have company over or just want to treat your self to a special after dinner treat. Pears have lots of health benefits and makes it a pear-fect option for dessert.
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For more yummy fall recipes check out my roasted parsnip salad: