This pear dessert is one of my all time favourite fruit treats and serves as a perfect accompaniment with Christmas pudding.

Simple, light, eaIMG_2038ssy to prepare and oozing with an incredibly fresh and relaxing quality.  The pears are glazed in healing kuzu, which strengthens the membranes around each cell, and aids in digestion.  Garnished with candied (yet sugar free!) pecans and orange zest, your guests will certainly be in for a festive treat.

Serves 2-3

 2 pears peeled and halved, with core removed

1/2 cup apple juice

1 tsp kuzu diluted in a little cold wate

Rice syrup

Handful nuts – pecans/ hazelnuts or walnuts

Zest of one orange

Optional – Oatly cream

IMG_2036sToast the nuts in the pan for a few minutes, adding a little rice syrup and mixing well.  Then set aside, separate the nuts and let cool.

Place the pear halves in a pan with just enough apple juice to cover the bottom of the pan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until pears are soft.

Garnish with orange zest and candied nuts, and serve with oat cream.  Enjoy!