A fun, fall dessert, these dessert pears combine the benefits of a healthy, plant-based recipe with the sweet deliciousness of dessert!
Leaves changing color, a chill in the air, fall is definitely here. What a better way to celebrate the beauty of God's creation than eating a nutritious dessert that tastes fantastic and highlights fall foods and flavors.
What I love about this dessert is that it's super simple--only two ingredients (plus some spices). And, you can easily make several servings at once which means dessert all week!
I don't eat pears all that often, mostly because they never seem to be in season, and even if they are, you have to let them sit out on the counter for several days before they are ripe enough to eat. This recipe quickly bypasses that issue. Since you'll be cooking the pears, there's no need to let them get to perfect ripeness, they will easily soften as they cook.
Let's talk pear nutrition. One pear packs in 6 grams of fiber, roughly 20% of the recommended daily minimum. As I've mentioned before, fiber is crucial to both gut-health and overall well-being. Fiber aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar, helps with weight maintenance, and so much more.
Pears also have potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and other vital nutrients. Basically, pears are good for you!
To make dessert pears, all you'll need is
Step 1. Peel and slice the pears into wedges. For some extra antioxidants, you could leave the skin on! Or you could eat the skins separately.
Step 2. Add the sliced pears, date syrup, and spices to a non-stick pan. Dates have a natural caramel flavor that pair perfectly with pears and fall spices.
Step 3. Once all your ingredients are in the pan, cook on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, until the pears are warmed through and soft.
Serve with banana nice cream, coconut whipped cream, or eat by themselves. Enjoy!
God, thank you for fall foods and flavors. Thank you for fiber-filled pears and sweet caramel date syrup. Grant us time to enjoy the foods you have given us.
A fun, fall dessert, these dessert pears combine the benefits of a healthy, plant-based recipe with the sweet delicousness of dessert!
a daughter of the Lord who eats lots of plants. I’m glad you’re here! On The Plant-Based Catholic I bring you nutritious, plant-based (vegan) recipes, explore the relationship between food and faith, and share my unique lifestyle.
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