- 4 ripe pear
Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…
- handful dried cranberries
A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…
- 2 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve
- 50g/2oz pecan nuts, broken roughly
Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…
- Greek yogurt, to serve
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Peel and halve the pears and scoop out the core with a teaspoon. Lay the halves in a shallow microwaveable dish, cut side down, along with the cranberries. Pour 2 tbsp of the maple syrup over and cover with cling film. Microwave on High for 3 mins until softened, stirring halfway through. Uncover and leave to cool for a few mins. Stir the pecan nuts through the syrup.
Spoon into serving dishes, drizzle extra maple syrup, if you like, and serve with yogurt.
Making it full of fibre or for breakfast
Add whole stoned prunes and dried apricots along with the dried cranberries. To make it for breakfast, cool the pears in the fridge overnight, then serve with muesli or crunchy oat cereal and spoonfuls of yogurt.