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Pecan Crumble Topped Pears

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

Method
  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

Ingredients
  • 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