Cinnamon Baked Pears with Elderberry Whipped Cream and Mānuka Honey
photo credit, @onbetterliving
Makes: 4 whole pears (8 halves)
Time: 10 minutes prep time + 35 minutes cook time
Ingredients for the Pears:
4 pears just ripe
3 tbsp. brown sugar
2/3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
pinch of salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey preferably Flora Mānuka Honey, for drizzling
Ingredients for the Elderberry Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream or full-fat coconut milk
1 tbsp honey or powdered sugar or more to taste
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 Scoops Flora Sambu®Guard Elderberry Crystals
Preheat the oven to 400º F.
In a small bowl mix the oats, walnuts, salt and brown sugar. Set aside.
Halve pears and using a small spoon (a teaspoon works), scoop out a well in the center of each pair. Set on a baking sheet. Line with parchment paper for easy clean up.
Brush insides of pears with a little melted butter (or coconut oil) and then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Add the leftover melted butter to the oatmeal-walnut mixture and mix. Spoon into pear halves.
Bake until pears are soft, about 25 to 30 minutes.
While the pears are baking, prepare the elderberry whipped cream. Using a mixer or electric beaters, place all the whipped cream ingredients in a chilled bowl and beat until thick and creamy (about 2-3 minutes). Add elderberry crystals 1 scoop at a time until desired flavor and color is achieved. Chill until ready to serve.
To serve: Place a baked pear half on a plate. Drizzle with Mānuka honey and top with a dollop of elderberry whipped cream and serve warm.
If you’re using Mānuka honey it may be too thick to drizzle. Simply thin it with a few teaspoons of warm water until desired thickness is achieved.