Ginger and walnut stuffed pears
I love ginger and walnuts so anything using them is a hit with me. The slow cooking of the pears first ie before adding the stuffing, caramelises and intensifies the natural sugars making a deliciously sweet dessert with little added sugar. Good enough to serve for a special dinner!
Time to make 5 minutes plus 2 hours cooking time
4 firm pears
70g ground almonds
2 tablespoons chopped crystalline ginger
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 150oC. Chop pears in half and remove core – leave skin on. Place pears cut side down in a non-stick baking dish. Cook for 1 1/2 hours then remove from oven and turn over so the core side is up.
2. Mix remaining ingredients together in a bowl then divide between the 8 pear halves, pressing down into the core space. Return to oven and cook for another 1/2 hour. Serve hot or cold with Greek yoghurt.
Healthy habits – apply to other recipes
Basing desserts around fruit and nuts
Serving with yoghurt rather than cream or icecream