Roasted Pears and Yogurt Streusel

pear yogurt crumble tfPosted by Lynda Balslev

Fall on a plate: Burnished Warren pears, toasted streusel and golden honey. I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. Or in this case, turn down an offer for a box of pears from Frog Hollow Farm – especially in the fall, when I love to bake fruit crisps, crumbles and tarte tatins. This recipe is a “healthy” version of a crumble, with pear halves roasted in the oven, then topped with yogurt, honey and a streusel topping. Call it a healthy dessert or a decadent breakfast, but just be sure to make it.

Roasted Pears and Yogurt Streusel
Serves 4

2 ripe but firm pears, such as Warren or Bartlett
Extra-virgin olive oil
Granulated sugar
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons runny honey, plus extra for drizzling

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the pears in half lengthwise and remove the cores. Brush the cut sides with olive oil and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place in a baking pan and roast in the oven, cut side up, until tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes.

Combine the oats, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil and mix to coat. Spread on a small rimmed baking pan and bake in the oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Whisk the yogurt and honey in a small bowl. Arrange the pears in bowls. Spoon the yogurt into the centers of the pears. Sprinkle the streusel over the yogurt and pears. Drizzle with additional honey.

*Disclosure: I received a complimentary box of Warren pears from Frog Hollow Farm with no obligation to write about the product. All opinions are my own.  This recipe is inspired by and adapted from a recipe by Bon Appetit.

10 responses to “Roasted Pears and Yogurt Streusel

  1. I have yet to buy pears thus fall – on my list for the weekend. Looks terrific –

  2. I am looking forward to this weeks famers market with all things pear and apple! Simple recipes are almost always the best. Letting the flavor of a stellar ingredient shine is the essence to great cooking!

  3. This looks like a great recipe for a healthy ending to a rich meal. Linda, do you know of any interesting restaurants in Stockhom? I’m going there tomorrow to visit my niece.

  4. Love it. X jenny

  5. I always find I like pears the best right around November/December- will have to check out this recipe then!

  6. I love the look of this. I always end up pinning your stuff!

  7. I would definitely not turn down a box of pears either! I love this healthy spin on roasted pears – pinning this to remember to make!

  8. Fall on a plate indeed! I’m heading to SD for the weekend to meet up with some friends and think I might make this for them one night!!

  9. A perfect Autumn dessert!