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Honey nut crunch pears

This simple idea makes a quick mid-week treat for all the family

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 179
  • Carbohydrates 31
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 21
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 6
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.37

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 179
  • Carbohydrates 31
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 21
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 6
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.37

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe pears
  • knob of butter
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 50g cornflakes
  • 25g toasted flaked almonds

Tip

How to remove the core
To remove the core from a ripe pear, halve the fruit lengthways, then simply dig a teaspoon into the flesh and scoop out the pips and any fibrous bits.

Make it Canadian
MAPLE & PECAN PEARS Heat 2 tbsp maple syrup with butter instead of the honey, then toss with the cornflakes and a handful chopped pecan nuts. Top the pears with the cornflake mix, then bake as before. Drizzle with some more maple syrup to serve.

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180/gas 6. Cut the pears in half lengthways, take out the core (see tip, left), then top with a small knob of butter and a sprinkling of the mixed spice. Sit the pears in a shallow baking dish, then roast for 5 mins until starting to soften. Meanwhile, heat the honey and another knob of butter in a large bowl in the microwave for 30 secs. Toss with the cornflakes and nuts.

  2. Take the pears out of the oven, then top with the cornflake mix. Cook for another 5 mins or until the cornflakes take on a rich golden colour. Allow to cool for a few mins (the cornflakes crisp up again as they cool), then serve warm with ice cream.

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