Did you know George Washington frequently carried pecans in his pockets, and Thomas Jefferson, dedicated part of his time to their cultivation?



Pecan Crumble Topped Pears

An incredible combination of simple ingredients will delight all the family.

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine sugar and 6 cups cold water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Peel, halve and core pears. Add pears to saucepan and return to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine oats and nuts in a bowl. Add maple syrup and vanilla. Stir to combine. Spread mixture onto an oven tray. Bake, stirring once, for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden and toasted.
  3. Drain pears and place on serving plates. Sprinkle with hot crumble. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt.
    Note: Beurre bosc or williams pears are the preferred varieties for cooking as they hold their shape and texture well.
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Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: Serves 7

  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 4 small, firm, ripe pears
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 x 200g tubs low-fat vanilla yoghurt, to serve