This Boozy Pear Dessert Is Secretly Healthy
One of the best ways to end the night is sipping on your go-to floral cocktail while eating your favorite dessert. Even though we love a good milk and cookies recipe, a digestif helps elevate the overall sweetness from that perfect final course. What if we told you, you can combine the best of both worlds into a healthy(ish) dessert? It looks hard, but it’s actually ridiculously easy. While this pear recipe calls for the typical ingredients of walnuts, cinnamon, honey and vanilla, we decided to add a little extra something special: rum! Grab your favorite bottle and preheat that oven, because your night just got even more awesome.
— 2 pears
— 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
— 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
— 1/4 cup crushed pecans
— 1 1/2 teaspoon honey
— 2 teaspoon rum
—1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cut the pears down the middle.
3. Using a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, scoop out the seeds and place on a greased baking sheet.
4. Place a handful of pecans in between plastic wrap and crush them with a mallet or heavier object.
5. In a bowl, mix rum, vanilla and 1 teaspoon of honey together until combined.
6. Sprinkle nutmeg, pecans and cinnamon onto the pears.
7. Drip the rum mixture over the pears.
8. Drizzle the remainder of honey on top.
9. Bake them in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden in color and soft.
Cut the pears down the middle.
Using a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, scoop out the seeds and place on a greased baking sheet
Place a handful of pecans in between plastic wrap and crush them with a mallet or heavier object.
In a bowl, mix rum, vanilla and 1 teaspoon of honey together until combined.
Sprinkle nutmeg, pecans and cinnamon onto the pears. Drip the rum mixture over the pears. Drizzle the remainder of honey on top.
Bake them in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden in color and soft. Are you drooling yet?
What healthy, sweet snacks are you going to make this season? Share your pics with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!