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Dessert. Tasty, satisfying, guilt free dessert.
Yes, there is such a thing! Crazy, right? I’m going to be honest with you here, we don’t eat dessert on a regular basis. This is because we often fill our nutritional values through the day and we usually are not very hungry of a night. But once in a while, we like to indulge. We are human after all.
While scrolling through our website, I noticed that I didn’t have many dessert recipes available to all you lovely people, so I set out to change this. And the seared pears with almond ricotta recipe was born.
This nice and ‘light’ dessert looks fancy but was relatively easy to make. It uses fairly common ingredients that are easy to access and is actually fun to make. Even better to eat.
To make this recipe, you will need 13 ingredients and 30 minutes.
We start this recipe off with some almonds and pumpkin seeds. Both of these ingredients are gifts from nature, providing us with not only texture and taste, but a good source of protein, calcium, magnesium, and dietary fiber.
Next, we add lemon juice/zest, cinnamon, apple sauce, olive oil, and pears. This offers a source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin E. Surprisingly, pears are one of the best fruits containing the highest amount of dietary fiber as well as being known for reducing inflammation.
The seared pears with almond ricotta is the perfect dessert because it’s:
I would not recommend storing this meal once cooked. Or at least the pears. You may decide to pre-make the almond ricotta and pumpkin seeds to save you some time. If you do, place your ricotta into and airtight container and place it into the fridge for up to 24hours. The pumpkin seeds should be placed into an airtight container and stored at room temperature. You may want to heat both of these before serving with your freshly cooked pears.
And that about sums up our seared pears with almond ricotta recipe. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. See you next time!
For the pear
For the almond ricotta
For the pumpkin seeds
For the topping
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 449||From Fat 208|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23g||35.51%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10.63%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 51g||16.84%|
|Dietry Fiber 12g||46.37%|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4) 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 42.95IU||0.86%|
|Vitamin B-12 0.18µg||3.04%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.32mg||15.96%|
|Vitamin C 10.47mg||17.46%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 9.89mg||32.95%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 10.58µg||13.22%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.31mg||3.09%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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