Filled with protein, fiber, and calcium, this fresh dish can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a simple dessert.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 large Bosc pears peeled, cored, and sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of fine salt
¼ cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup low fat vanilla or plain yogurt
¼ cup honey roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
Melt the butter in a large heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium high heat. Add pears and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon juice. Season with a pinch of fine salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Keep warm.
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, and yogurt; stir until smooth. Set aside.
To serve, place the pears in a shallow bowl. Top with yogurt mixture. Sprinkle over peanuts.
Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Analysis per Serving (for 4 servings): Calories 396 (34% from fat); Fat 16g (Sat. Fat 5g, Mono. 4g, Poly. 2g); Protein 8g; Carbohydrate 61g; Fiber 9g; Cholesterol 11mg; Calcium 99mg