Recently, at an Asian market, I tried these Chinese pears, also called apple pears. They were so juicy, crunchy, and sweet with a flavor that really tastes like a perfect mix of apple and pear. I was so intrigued that I got some and decided to try making them into a healthy dessert. The result was wonderful. So simple, warm, and comforting. I hope you enjoy it!
Warm Chinese Pear Dessert Recipe
2 Chinese Pears
1 tbsp. butter or ghee
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. maple syrup or coconut sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup shredded coconut
dash of sea salt
Wash the Chinese pears and cut into segments like you would an apple. Remove the core and slice into 1/4 inch wedges. In a large skillet, melt the butter or ghee and coconut oil. Add the pears, walnuts, almonds, and coconut. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and a dash of salt. Stir to combine. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes or until the pears are just starting to soften. Remove from the heat and serve. Tastes fantastic plain, with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, or a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream.
This post is part of Mangia Mondays