Fall pears baked with fragrant cinnamon and crunchy walnuts drizzled with sweet, earthy honey and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
It’s 5 Ingredient Friday and Mr. Mike and I are watching our calories. After all, next weekend is Thanksgiving, and Grandma Karen is cooking, so the feast is sure to be amazing!
As you know, Mike is the sweet eater in the family, and any chip bag that comes this salty eater’s way is automatically destined to be demolished in no time flat.
To satisfy Mike’s sweet tooth, fresh fruit is a nice choice, but baked pears with a sprinkle of cinnamon is definitely better.
Skipping the pie crust is a must to make this a slender dessert, but add crunchy walnuts (a terrific choice for those omega-3 fats we need to add to our diet) and you won’t miss that fattening crust.
Baked in a pie plate with sliced pears placed in a pretty symmetrical design, this calorie-friendly dessert almost makes the mark, but it’s missing something, isn’t it?
I’m sorry to disappoint you if you were thinking pie crust, but whipped cream was what I was going to say. It’s a must-have to make this slender dessert feel like a treat.
That’s it for today’s 5 Ingredient Friday. I’m having fun dreaming up recipes, but could certainly use encouragement, so be sure to leave a comment with your family’s favorite super easy recipes.
Pears roasted with fragrant cinnamon, walnuts and honey.
10 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil
- 4 medium pears, cored and sliced into thin slices
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup walnut pieces
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 8 tablespoons low-fat whipped cream
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a pie plate with coconut oil.
- Layer half the pears into the pie plate in a circle and sprinkle with 1/2 the cinnamon.
- Layer the remaining pear slices on top and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon.
- Sprinkle walnuts on top, then drizzle with honey.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, then check to see if pears are tender with a toothpick inserted in the center. If the pears aren’t tender, bake another 5 - 10 minutes until a toothpick inserts cleanly. If the walnuts start to get dark, cover the plate with foil for remaining cooking time.
- Serve with whipped cream.
Food energy: 230kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6
Saturated fatty acids: 1.73g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 1.48g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 4.98g
Total fat: 8.19g
Calories from fat: 73
Carbohydrate, by difference: 41.74g
Total dietary fiber: 7.98g
Total lipid (fat): 8.46g
Total sugars: 27.48g
FYI – this naturally sweet apple pear snack cake isn’t a 5 ingredient breeze, but we love it!