Kicking off the New Year with a special healthy treat for you all! This super simple white wine poached pear a great dessert option, heck this recipe could even a sweet breakfast idea too.
It seems like most of us overindulged a little over the holidays, and we want to start the new year more healthy.
I am a firm believer that you can eat super clean and have an occasional sweet not to make you feel super deprived. Not saying go binge on some cinnamon sugar doughnuts.
I’m saying treat yourself and make this fantastic white wine poached pear. It will make you feel like you are bad, but not at all.
This dessert is for all people! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, nut-free, and refined sugar-free. Also if you don’t want to use the white wine, it will be delicious if you opt-out of using in the recipe too. Like most of my recipes, tweak to your liking.
If you do like the wine, I enjoy using a Pinot Grigio Landae from Zero Puro, a great organic, biodynamic company that I often cook with but also regularly drink too.
I don’t know why most of my clients don’t select white wine poached pears for them. Especially when they see options like molten lava cakes and brown butter rice Krispy treats. I guess a pear seems quite dull. Trust me it’s not.
You can serve a just poached pear or a fricking poached pear with coconut cream & pumpkin and sesame seed brittle. Get my point.
The coconut cream in this recipe is just a great dairy-free vanilla bean coconut yogurt. This simple addition of coconut yogurt fools my clients all the time. They think that I made some special sauce and I’ll tell them there is no trick it’s just a good yogurt!
Read your labels, guys! Some yogurts contain so much added unnecessary crap, gums, fillers, and other ingredients that I have me googling what they are. And the sugar! Oh man, it can be so high like you are drinking a few cokes and thinking you are being healthy eating yogurt.
One of my favorite coconut yogurt brands to use is COYO, and their vanilla bean has flecks of seeds! Super thick and not too sweet! Just perfect.
Sometimes desserts need a sweet added crunch, and then seed brittle was born! The recipe calls for a few simple ingredients like little maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, back, and white sesame seeds. It’s a perfect crunchy addition to this dish.
You can use this brittle to any topping addition on a salad, like our candied pecans we make or top on your yogurt with fresh berries in the morning.
Okay, so let’s get to poaching those pears and I hope you enjoy this recipe.