Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola

Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola


"This dessert is a mix of great tastes and textures: baked pears drizzled with honey and topped off with crunchy granola, and cooled down on the yogurt. Made with nutrient-rich, low-fat yogurt, this dish does contain lactose, but the live and active cultures in yogurt help with digestion – making it a friendly option for those who are lactose intolerant."


1 h 5 m servings 262 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut pears in half lengthwise and remove core with a melon baller or small spoon. Place pears, cut side down, in a shallow baking dish just large enough to hold them.
  2. Pour apple juice and water over pears; drizzle with honey. Cover pan loosely with foil and bake about 35 minutes or until tender. While pears are baking, place granola in a shallow baking pan or pie plate and toast in oven 10 minutes; set aside.
  3. When pears are done, pour baking liquid into a small saucepan and reduce over medium heat until about 1/4 cup of syrup remains; set aside to cool.
  4. Line a colander with paper towels and place over bowl to catch drips. Pour yogurt into colander and allow to drain about 30 minutes. Divide yogurt among 4 shallow bowls. Place warm pear half, cut side up, over yogurt. Top with toasted granola and drizzle with syrup. Garnish with a mint leaf, if desired.
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  1. 7 Ratings


I tried this recipe with several substitutions of things I had on hand and it was wonderful!. I baked the halved pears in water, drizzled with agave nectar(instead of honey). When making the s...

Be careful when toasting the granola. I peeked at mine at 7 minutes, and about half was already burned. You might only need to toast it for about 5 minutes or so. We boiled down our syrup to le...

I made it with honey and water. I didn't have apple juice. I also didn't make the syrup. I just drizzled a little more honey on the whole thing. I did use vanilla yogurt. The granola got ov...

i used less vanilla Greek yogurt than called for, didn't toast the granola...oh, and used hard cider. ;-)!

Easy and delish! I didn't have apple juice, and used agave to bake, not honey. Added a splash of vanilla and maple syrup to the reduction. Used soy vanilla yogurt to make this vegan. Highly re...

Excellent! We simplified by skipping the granola and instead sprinkling mint on top. Delicious!

I alter the recipe by skipping the apple juice (it doesn't need any extra sugar) and use plain yogurt to add a nice flavor contrast to the sweetness of the pears and honey (again no need for ext...