Spiced Pear Parfait
- 3 large pears
- ½ teaspoon Orange blossom water (optional)
- ½ teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
- Cinnamon, ground
- Clove, ground
- Coriander, ground
- 0% Plain Greek yogurt
- Raw almonds
Wash pears well. Core them and chop into 1” chunks. Combine pear chunks, orange blossom water, and apple cider vinegar in a medium saucepan. Add spices to your preference, I used a lot of cinnamon and a little bit of cloves and coriander. Stir well and cover with ½ cup water.
Place saucepan over medium-high heat. Once some liquid seeps out of the pears and starts bubbling rapidly give it a big stir and turn the heat down to medium. Let the liquid cook down for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep anything from sticking to the bottom. Once the mixture is syrupy and the pears can easily be smooshed with a spoon, remove from heat. Mash the mixture with a potato masher until it’s a rough puree.
To serve, layer about half a cup of the pear sauce under a third of a cup yogurt, then top with a quarter cup chopped almonds. Now you’ve got a satisfying wintertime snack or dessert!
The pear sauce will last one week in the fridge.