Baked Pears with Orange, Thyme and Hazelnuts

A quick, sugar free dessert served with yoghurt – rather than the traditional full-fat Mascarpone cream cheese.

Serves 4 people


 

  • 4 ripe dessert pears
  • 100 grams chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 large orange
  • 300 grams natural yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) fresh Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 0.25 teaspoon(s) mixed spice

 

1. Preheat the oven to 200oC

2. Zest the orange and add the zest to the yoghurt.

3. Squeeze the orange into a bowl and add the spices and crushed thyme and put the juice aside.

4. Cut the pears in half, scoop out the pips with a spoon leaving a hollow in each half.

5. Place the pears on a baking tray, dot with butter and pour half of the orange juice over the pears.

6. Bake for 10 minutes.

7. Place the nuts on a baking tray, pour the remaining orange juice over them and grill under a medium heat for 2 minutes or until toasted. (Be careful as these can easily burn)

8. To serve: fill the pears with yoghurt and sprinkle with Hazelnuts.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200oC

2. Zest the orange and add the zest to the yoghurt.

3. Squeeze the orange into a bowl and add the spices and crushed thyme and put the juice aside.

4. Cut the pears in half, scoop out the pips with a spoon leaving a hollow in each half.

5. Place the pears on a baking tray, dot with butter and pour half of the orange juice over the pears.

6. Bake for 10 minutes.

7. Place the nuts on a baking tray, pour the remaining orange juice over them and grill under a medium heat for 2 minutes or until toasted. (Be careful as these can easily burn)

8. To serve: fill the pears with yoghurt and sprinkle with Hazelnuts.

Ingredients

 

  • 4 ripe dessert pears
  • 100 grams chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 large orange
  • 300 grams natural yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) fresh Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 0.25 teaspoon(s) mixed spice

 

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