Roasting gives these pears a deep, rich flavor that provides the perfect contrast to tangy yogurt and the pop of sweetness from balsamic vinegar. Oats, pears, and chestnuts combine to give this 5 grams of fiber—pretty good for dessert!

Liz Mervosh
Also appeared in: Health, September, 2020


Credit: Greg DuPree

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20 mins
20 mins
Serves 4


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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Microwave 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a small microwavable bowl on High until melted, about 30 seconds. Stir together oats, chestnuts, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Drizzle in oil and melted butter; stir until well coated. Place mixture on prepared baking sheet, and shape into an even, compact 5-inch disk. Bake until deeply browned and fragrant, about 25 minutes (crumble will not be set). Let cool on baking sheet 25 minutes (do not turn off oven). Crumble into pieces.

  • While crumble cools, heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high until foamy. Arrange pear halves, cut sides down, in skillet. Cook, undisturbed, until brown around edges, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven. Bake until pears are tender, 10 to 20 minutes (depending on ripeness of pears). Remove from oven; transfer pears to a large plate.

  • Return skillet to heat over medium (use caution; skillet handle will be very hot). Add balsamic vinegar and cook, stirring constantly, until just slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Spread 1 tablespoon yogurt onto each of 4 plates; top with pear halves and crumble pieces. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic sauce over each serving.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 19mg; fiber 5g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 40g; sugars 19g; sodium 135mg; iron 1mg; calcium 53mg.