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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Spiced Pears with Honey, Nuts, Granola and Yoghurt


Sometimes it's good not to over complicate a recipe, avoiding the label of being too 'pretentious' or 'over the top'. Just put simple, delicious ingredients together which classically work well. It's what I've tried to do here with these perfectly ripe pears, pairing them with the breakfast items of honey, pistachios, walnuts, granola pieces and natural yoghurt.


I wouldn't even really call this a recipe, there's hardly any effort or cooking involved, it's merely an idea of a wonderful way to start the day...something I enjoy assembling together (when I have that luxury of a bit more time at breakfast.)


The recipe is enough for 1 person so double or triple the quantities for how many you want. It's really just a guide of quantities, I know that I certainly don't want to be fussing around in the morning with measuring spoons or scales, that's why I've said it's a guide...nothing's for definite here. You may want to top it with other extras too such as sunflower seeds which I was going to use (but forgot!) and sultanas or flaked almonds, oh and the honey can be subbed for maple or agave syrup. 



Spiced  Pears  with  Honey,  Nuts,  Granola  and  Yoghurt


Ingredients:

1 serving


20g butter
2 pears, ripened
⅛ tsp ground ginger
⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp honey + extra for drizzling
3 tsp natural yoghurt
1 tbsp pistachios, chopped
1 tbsp walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp granola clusters 


Method


Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat whilst slicing the pears into fairly thin pieces, keeping its natural shape, discarding the stalk and core. Add the ginger, cinnamon and vanilla to the melted butter and stir together. Place the pear slices flat face down. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on one side, drizzle over the 2 tbsp honey and then turn the pears over. Cook for another 2 minutes. 

Once cooked, place the pears onto the plate. Spoon over the yoghurt and sprinkle the nuts and granola clusters on top. Drizzle more honey if desired. 
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