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

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  2. In a small bowl mix the oats, walnuts, salt and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Brush insides of pears with a little melted butter (or coconut oil) and then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Add the leftover melted butter to the oatmeal-walnut mixture and mix. Spoon into pear halves.
  6. Bake until pears are soft, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Enjoy!

Note:

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.