Now that it is officially Fall, we can start posting fall recipes. Look forward to lots of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and soup. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. It always annoys me that department stores start showing Fall clothes in July! It makes me want to wear sweaters and boots! The Nordstrom anniversary sale is the worst of all. Those catalogs come out in like June, just when it starts getting warm in Chicago! And they are full of sweaters and boots and Fall colors. I always make myself wait until after Labor Day to start wearing boots though. Thankfully, Labor Day has come and gone and I have been wearing boots for weeks. Love!! And don’t even tell me that Winter follows Fall. It is going to stay 65 degrees forever!
Today we have baked pears with a granola filling for you. They were amazing, the perfect start to Fall. The only thing that was missing was a cup of hot apple cider. And apple donuts. For whatever reason, I do not eat a lot of pears. Apples yes, pears, never. I don’t actually know if I have ever eaten a raw pear. But I do know that I love baked pears. Baked pears with caramel sauce, does it get any better? It does if you add granola! I love the crunchiness that the granola added. If you are a lover of Fall like me, try these baked pears!!!
2 large pears
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup dried berries
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 tablespoons quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Fleur de Sel Caramel sauce
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Slice each pear in half and remove the core. Place the pears cut side up on a baking sheet. Mix the remaining ingredients (except the caramel sauce) together in a bowl. Fill each pear with the granola mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Heat the caramel sauce in the microwave and drizzle with the fleur de sel caramel sauce.
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