Honey Roasted Pear with Yogurt Mousse and Granola

On Christmas morning, you'll probably want something that's simple, healthy, and celebratory. This recipe is it.

The yogurt mouse only takes 5 minutes, and the roasted pear requires very little active time in the kitchen.

Our roasted pears, simply brushed with honey and dusted with lemon verbena, becomes even juicier, with the honey enhancing its natural succulent flavor, the lemon verbena brightening up the flavors, and the final result just melting in your mouth. We then whipped up a yogurt mousse with only simple ingredients: greek yogurt, egg white, and honey. It's light and fluffy, absolutely high in protein, and most importantly, tastes more indulgent than it actually is. Top it off with granola, and you've got yourself a dish. Have it for breakfast, have it for dessert, whatever suits you. It's appropriate for any time of the day.

As previously mentioned, bumble & butter has been working on a collaboration with lifestyle company, Beekman1802. Primarily known for their goat milk soaps and lotions, they came to us to come up with 3 spring granolas with flavors inspired by goat milk. So in this recipe, we're featuring our spring mix of lemon verbena & freeze-dried blackberry granola, but with the holidays coming up, we'd imagine this could taste good with the rosemary or the vanilla bean granolas as well!

Our glorious pear, waiting to be dressed.

Roasted Pear Honey
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients:
For the roasted pears:
  • 2 pears, halved
  • Honey to brush on
  • Lemon verbena loose leaf tea (can get on Amazon)
  • Flakey sea salt, such as Maldon

For the honey yogurt mousse: 

  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup if you choose)

To serve:

  • bumble & butter Granola

Recipe:

To make the roasted pears, preheat the oven to 425. Lay the roasted pears into a baking tray, halved sides up. Lightly brush honey on all of them, then dust with lemon verbena loose leaf tea. Don't sweat the lemon verbena though - you can also use cinnamon to pair with our fall/winter seasonal Sweet Potato Granola, vanilla bean powder, etc.

Sprinkle on some flakey sea salt, then roast for about 25 min, or until tender. 

To make the yogurt mousse, using a mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites in a bowl until light and fluffy. Heat the honey over medium heat in a small pot. When the honey begins to bubble, slowly stream the warm honey into the bowl of egg whites while beating the mixer continuously. Beat until the egg whites form stiff peaks. 

In a separate bowl, mix greek yogurt and lemon zest. Spoon in some meringue into the yogurt to loosen it up. Then, with a rubber spatula, gently fold in the rest of the meringue until fully incorporated. 

To serve, plate half a roasted pear with a generous spoonful of honey yogurt mousse. Top with granola, and enjoy!

 

Pear Roasted with bumble & butter Granola Ghee

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