If you’re looking for a single-serving dessert that’s warm, sweet, healthy, and easy to make, I got you! This dessert uses only three ingredients and is made in less than 10 minutes, start to finish.
If desired, peel the pear with a peeler and remove the stem (or leave the skin for added fiber). Using a knife, slice the pear into two sections. Use a small spoon or melon baller and remove the core and seeds. Slice each half of the pear into smaller, thin slices of equal size.
In a small microwavable dish (I used a 5″ square dish), add a layer of sliced pears and sprinkle with some of the cinnamon.
Top the bottom layer of pears with more slices, and add cinnamon over the pears. Continue stacking the layers until you run out of slices. Add a final sprinkle of cinnamon.
Pour the maple syrup over the cinnamon-topped pear slices, and if desired, add a final dusting of cinnamon over the syrup.
Put microwavable dish and pears into the microwave, and cook for one minute at medium to high heat. At the end of the minute, open the microwave and stir the contents. Cook the pears for one more minute, then remove from the microwave. Microwaves vary with temperatures, so if the pears are still hard, cook for another 30 seconds or minute until soft. Remove from the oven and let set for a minute or two before serving.
This easy single-serving dessert method can be made with apples, peaches, apricots, and even berries. If you want to spice things up, substitute the maple syrup for spicy hot chili honey like the one I made here.
For an added taste, try topping the pears with granola or ice cream.
Double, triple, or multiply the recipe as needed to accommodate guests or to make additional single-serving desserts for yourself. Besides being quick, easy, and delicious, this recipe is healthy and guilt-free. Enjoy!