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Pears with cinnamon, almonds and yoghurt

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
Scoop out the cores and fill the pears with a sweet mix of cinnamon, dried fruit and almonds, then steam with a gorgeous drizzle of maple syrup.



2 medium, (firm and ripe), halved

lemon juice

2 tsp

dried dates

30 g, (pitted), chopped

dried fig(s)

20 g, chopped

vanilla bean extract, alcohol free

1 tsp

ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

maple syrup

1 tbs

raw almonds

2 tbs, chopped

low-fat natural yoghurt

½ cup(s), (120g)


  1. Add enough water to a saucepan or wok so the level is just under the steamer basket and bring to a gentle simmer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Spoon any syrup over pears and sprinkle with almonds. Serve with yoghurt.


You can use either a metal steamer over a saucepan or a bamboo steamer over a wok. You can also use an electric steamer following the manufacturer’s instructions.

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