Pears with cinnamon, almonds and yoghurt
2 medium, (firm and ripe), halved
30 g, (pitted), chopped
20 g, chopped
Vanilla bean extract, alcohol free
2 tbs, chopped
Plain or natural yoghurt, low-fat, no added sugar
½ cup(s), (120g)
- Add enough water to a saucepan or wok so the level is just under the steamer basket and bring to a gentle simmer.
- Meanwhile, halve pears and use a teaspoon to scoop out cores, leaving a small round hollow. Sprinkle cut sides of pears with juice. Combine date, fig, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl. Divide fruit mixture between hollows in pears.
- Place pears on a plate small enough to fit inside the steamer basket. Drizzle with maple syrup. Steam, covered over, simmering water (ensuring basket is not touching water) for 8-10 minutes or until pear is tender when pierced with a skewer.
- Spoon any syrup over pears and sprinkle with almonds. Serve with yoghurt.