Pears are underrated. You think of fall and you think pumpkins and apples, but pears are also super delicious. In fact, they're sweet, tender and I'm sure if they could talk, they would say some really nice things. Because I feel pears aren't getting the attention they deserve, I decided to make a really delicious pear crumble (sorry, apple). The fun thing about this recipe is that it is healthy and can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. Here's to all the pears out there who felt disrespected. I got you.
- 1 Bartlett pear
- 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ tablespoon almond butter
- Dash of cinnamon (for the yogurt)
- 1 tablespoon Agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (for the crumble)
- 5 raw almonds, crushed
1. Cut the pear in half. Scoop out one half of the pear and peel the other. Cut the peeled half into small pieces for the pear crumble.
2. In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, almond butter and a dash of cinnamon. Set the yogurt aside while you make the pear crumble.
3. Sprinkle the teaspoon of cinnamon onto the pear slices and coat them thoroughly.
4. In a skillet, combine the agave nectar and the pear slices and cook on medium heat for about a minute. Add the oats and crushed almonds and continue stirring the apples in this mixture for another 2-3 minutes until they are fully coated and cooked.
5. Fill the scooped-out pear half with Greek yogurt and top with the pear crumble.
6. Drizzle with some extra agave nectar or honey for dramatic effect.
7. Because pears are so easy to cut, you can eat this with a fork and knife, cutting the pear for each bite to get the cool and crisp raw pear underneath and the warm, cinnamon pear crisp on top.