Baked Pears with Maple Syrup and Homemade Granola Illy Coffee

Baked Pears with Maple Syrup

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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Baked Pears:

  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons water

Homemade Granola Crisp:

  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1/4 cup silvered almonds
  • 1/4 cup Coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt to taste

Instructions

Baked Pears:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Peel the pears and cut them in half.
  • Rub the pears with lemon.
  • Scoop out the cores with a spoon.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet.
  • Add the cinnamon, brown sugar, maple syrup, cook in low heat. Keep stirring until the sugar dissolved.
  • Add the pears into the syrup mixture until well coated.
  • Transfer the pears to an oven dish, cut side down and bake for 30 minutes or until the pears softened.

For Homemade Granola:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, light brown sugar, vegetable oil, ground cinnamon and salt. 
  • Stir in oats, silvered almonds, coconut flakes into the mixing bowl until well coated.
  • Spread the mixture into a thin baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes or until the granola is golden brown.

To serve:

  • Put a halved pear on a plate and drizzle with a generous amount of granola. Add ice cream as a topping. Serve and enjoy
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