This dessert can be enjoyed cold or warm, depending on your preferences and the time of the year. I personally like to serve those delicious pears while they are still hot, along with a few scoops of ice cream or as a topping on a plain cake. They are especially warming on cold winter evenings and can easily be savored on their own, or served with some Chantilly cream, for instance. What if you’re not a big fan of pears? Simply replace them with apples: this dessert will still remain great and not as unhealthy as other recipes might be. In any case, it is a nice way to add more fruits to your diet.
Because they have a smooth flesh, Anjou or Bartlett pears are probably the most appropriate for this recipe. Also, it would be best to choose fruits that are not completely ripe for this recipe, or the pears will become too soft once they are cooked.
1. Place the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven’s broiler.
2. On a baking sheet, coat the pears with maple syrup. Bake with the oven door open for 5 minutes, stir and cook for 5 more minutes, or until the pears are caramelized.
3. Drizzle the cream over the pears, coating them well.
4. Place the pears in 4 small bowls and add the cereals on top.