Here’s what’s happening: your cooking skills leave a lot to be desired, you’re knackered after a long shift and your date has just text you to say they’re on their way round.
You’ve already botched the starter, slaughtered the main course and are just beginning to lose all hope of getting anywhere tonight.
Then you suddenly remember about this awesome recipe you read earlier, and how a 25 minute baked pear dessert will save your night.
Never baked a thing before? No problem. They couldn’t be easier to make, take only five minutes of prep, and always turn out great.
Out of cologne? Don’t fret. Stand next to the oven and waft the delicious cinnamon about the place. You and your flat will smell great.
And the best thing? The baked pears look fancy by default – as if you were dishing up some sort of Michelin Star/Gordon Ramsay type of thing. You’ll see.
Health Benefits – Baked Pears
And here’s an interesting fact about pears to further impress your date. (Being a proactive kind of guy I’ve mapped out the conversation for you. You’re welcome).
You: Did you know that pears help to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes? You know, the serious high blood sugar disease that affects millions and millions around the globe?
She/He: No way, really??
You: I know, I thought the same!! How can a fruit high in sugar be good against diabetes, right?! Well, it’s because pears contain flavonoids. And that stuff really helps to improve insulin sensitivity (1).
She/He: You’re so clever! I love your interesting and knowledgeable facts (smiles).
By this point you should be in and can safely proceed with further actions.
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Cinammon Baked Pears
- 4 tsp soy yogurt (or dairy yogurt if you like – just keep it gluten-free if needed)
- Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F).
- Cut the pears in half.
- Using a tablespoon scoop out the seeds of each half.
- Fill with walnuts and drizzle about half a tsp of maple syrup over each half.
- Finish them off with a few dashes of cinnamon powder.
- Whack them onto a baking tray and off they go into the oven for about 25 minutes. Don't forget some gloves to take them out again 😉
- Serve with some yogurt.