A refreshing and guilt free dessert is Pears topped with Pecan Crumble. Served with low fat yoghurt, this is an interesting use of pears instead of the traditional apple.
Cooking Time 45 minutes
1/4 cup caster sugar
4 small, firm, ripe pears
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 x 200g tubs low-fat vanilla yoghurt, to serve
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine sugar and 6 cups of cold water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Peel, halve and core the pears. Add pears to saucepan and return to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes or until tender.
2. Meanwhile, combine oats and nuts in a bowl. Add maple syrup and vanilla essence. Stir to combine. Spread mixture onto an oven tray. Bake, stirring once, for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden and toasted.
3. Drain pears and place on serving plates. Sprinkle with hot crumble. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt.
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