Who says you can’t have dessert on a Whole30?! Okay, maybe Whole9 does, but if they did approve of a dessert for a Whole30, this would have to qualify. This could especially come in handy if you find yourself saddled with hosting duty during your Whole30 or need something to bring to a dinner party to keep you from falling off the wagon.
Bosc pears would be ideal here because they have a bit less moisture and a great complex flavor. I had some local Bartletts on hand, and they were just fine. Yum. Just don’t go too crazy.
2 pears, cut in half and cores removed
1/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
coconut milk, for serving
1) Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add dates and water until it’s about 1/4-inch high up the bowl. Microwave dates for 1 minute, or until softened. Drain and mash with a fork. If they’re not mashing easily, put them back in the microwave for 30 seconds.
2) Add nuts and spices to dates and mix thoroughly. Using your hands, stuff pears with about 2 tablespoons each of the filling. Place pears on a baking dish and put in the oven. Set timer for 25 minutes.
3) When pears are done, plate them and pour some coconut milk over.