This delicious dessert is one that I love making in the cooler months. Baking the pears really brings out the natural sweetness, deepens the flavour, and makes it feel more fancy!
Maple Baked Pears with Granola and Coconut Cream
Serves 4 // Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar-Free, Can be Paleo
4 Bartlett Pears
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
optional toppings: granola (grain free if Paleo), whipped coconut cream or Greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Cut pears in half, then cut a small sliver off the underside so the pears sit flat when placed upright on the baking sheet. Use a teaspoon to core out the seeds. Arrange pears, facing up, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon
Whisk the maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Drizzle it over the pears.
Bake pears for about 25 minutes until soft and lightly browned on the edges.
Serve warm with granola and coconut cream or Greek yogurt.
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