Roasted pears in organic jaggery syrup topped with Greek yogurt, toasted walnuts and cranberries are the dessert of this season. Celebrating good health and luxurious food in one simple plate, this roasted pear is flavored through with the smokiness of organic jaggery from 24 Mantra Organics. Topped with walnuts, cranberries and a dollop of yogurt, its a perfectly balanced, elegant dessert you can serve your guests or just eat on your own as you cozy up on the couch for a late night Netflix session. Either ways, so easy, so quick and so good!!
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
Its true isn’t it? The moment we step into this quarter of the year everything starts feeling sweeter, everything a little lovelier. Is it the mellowing weather that shows its reflection on me with my mellowing mood or is it all the festivities that make autumn lovelier? The flowers crop up everywhere in India, a plethora or colors and fragrances enough to giddy your senses, fresh fruits piled up high shine like jewels on the carts on the roadside vendors, and the vegetables, whoa so many kinds of vegetables, everything fresher than the last. Food and produce shopping is undoubtedly my favorite kind of shopping these days. Gone are the days when I used to find happiness from a newly bought pair of heels (yes, I am the typical banker with a huge shoe closet, don’t judge me). These days its food all the way. So two days back I went and bought these beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables. The moment I saw the pears I knew I was a goner. As soon as I reached home I inhaled two pears in a matter of minutes and only then did I stop! Pears right now are the juiciest ever. Whether its the red anjou or the green ones, pears are everything right now.
Anjou pears are my favorite kind without a doubt. They are sweet and so juicy inside yet they hold their shape while baking or poaching or even when roasted like I did with this Roasted pears in organic jaggery syrup. After slowing down to breathe on finishing the pear, I sat around thinking of what I could make and how amazing it was that these wonderful juicy pears actually reached me! I thought of the farmers who went on with their lives, not knowing that their hard work was making a silly food crazy 30 yr old almost giddy with happiness!
Did you know that 24 Mantra Organics makes it a point to practice sustainable farming which help around 30000 farmers in India! Isn’t that a good thing? I wish I had the power to do something similar for the good, honest, salt of the earth farmers who toil so hard to bring us the food we consume and take so much for granted. But until the time I do, I shall feel happy to work with the good guys at 24 Mantra Organics and use their amazing organically produced products. You must definitely check out our collaborative Organic Mantras Initiative and follow them on Facebook and Instagram coz there is some really interesting stuff coming your way.
So this Roasted pears in organic jaggery syrup is a revelation! A very simple dessert perfect for fall and cozy winter evenings, you know the kinds where you snuggle under a light blanket, watching Netflix with your partner in crime and you keep going in for some food from one shared plate??
This roasted pears in organic jaggery syrup is exactly that kind of food. Only problem, its so good you might end up squabbling a little bit about who ate how much (true story.not proud) 😛
Or you can serve it on fancy porcelain plates for your guests. The tender juicy roasted pears coated in a smokey jaggery (date palm jaggery) syrup with subtle homey hints of cinnamon. Top that with some cold Greek yogurt (or fresh cream), toasted walnuts and cranberries, and you have a warm dessert that will be loved by on and all.
- Bonus: It takes hardly any work.
- It is ready in 20 mins.
- Its oh so pretty to look at
- And boy is that organic jaggery good!!
Pretty soon, you will be dousing every kind of conceivable fruit with this organic jaggery syrup. The smokiness of the jaggery adds so much oomph to the roasted pears. Way better than any honey would do. You can swap it with molasses if you can’t find organic jaggery, but I strongly recommend using jaggery for this Roasted pears in organic jaggery syrup.
So go ahead, treat yourself to this much needed warm dessert that is super healthy, has no extra calories or butter or frosting loading you up and something that feels good at the end of a meal.
I mean, who said desserts need to be sinful? In my world, they need to be just “sinfully good” which this Roasted pears in organic jaggery syrup is.