Roast pears in the evening and chill overnight. All you'll have to do in the morning is top the tender fruit with a healthy Greek yogurt-based cream and granola.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Halve pears; core. Using a melon baller, scoop out a 1-inch depression in the center of each pear. Brush cut sides with lemon juice.

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  • Spread butter in the bottom of a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt; add orange juice. Arrange pear halves, cut sides up, in a single layer in the baking dish.

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  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or just until pears are tender, spooning cooking liquid over pears several times during baking time (baking time depends upon ripeness of pears).

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  • Remove from oven; stir vanilla into cooking liquid. Let cool completely. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours, turning pears in liquid at least once during chilling time.

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  • To serve, in a small bowl stir together yogurt and maple syrup. Spoon the mixture into each pear half. If desired, sprinkle with additional orange peel. Serve with granola and toasted almonds.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; 8 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 199 mg sodium. 395 mg potassium; 55 g carbohydrates; 8 g fiber; 38 g sugar; 9 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 194 IU vitamin a; 19 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 28 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 121 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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