Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pears Baked in Honey and "Cream"

Truly scrumptious! The heavy cream and butter in the classic method is replaced with whole coconut milk, and raw honey takes the place of refined white sugar. I think it tastes equally delicious and is so fast and easy! Great for a quick weeknight dessert or any time you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, at only 120 calories per serving. The recipe is 1 pear for every two people, so just increase the amounts accordingly.

1 Bosc pear, peeled, halved, stem, seed core and bottom bit removed
4 tsp raw honey
4 TB whole coconut milk

Preheat oven to 375*

Prep your pears while the oven is pre-heating.

If you're baking several pears at once, you can use an oven-proof baking dish just large enough to hold all the pears. I like to use crème brûlée dishes because I can serve them right out of the oven. 
Put your dish(es) on a baking half sheet, and put 2 tsp honey and 2 TB coconut milk in each individual dish, or the full quantities if using one dish. Put in the oven for a couple of minutes, just long enough to melt the honey. 

Take out the half sheet and stir the honey/milk mixture with a spoon to combine. Put the pears in the dishes and spoon the sauce over the pears. Keep the dishes on the half sheet as you bake for 10 minutes, baste the pears with the sauce, and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove and let cool enough to handle. Soooo good!


  1. This is to die for. MMMMmmmmmmm .... Thank goodness I made TWO pears. (I've saved another one for myself for tomorrow).