These baked pears have all the warm, sweet cinnamon flavour you expect from a Thanksgiving dessert—and they’re a snap to prepare. The lovely, soft, juicy texture of pears combines perfectly with the crunch of granola, which is packed with fibre, protein-rich chia and hemp, and a sprinkling of antioxidant-filled cacao nibs. Great as is or topped with a spoonful of natural yogurt.
Pear pro tips
To help pear halves lie flat on baking surface, slice off a thin piece of each on its backside before placing in dish. To prep in advance, mix oil and honey together and reserve; you can also combine dry ingredients separately so they can be mixed together just before baking.
The pre-portioned nature of this dish makes it easy for guests to help themselves, and it can take the pressure off you when it’s time to serve. If you’re serving buffet style, use an oven-to-table casserole. For a more formal presentation, serve pears on individual plates topped with natural yogurt.