This is a very healthy recipe from my friend and Executive Chef, Jason Wyrick of Vegan Culinary Experience.  The savory from the cardamon and the sweet from the pear and agave are a great way to start your day…or finish it for that matter.  Please visit Jason’s site for more delicious recipes and sign up for his newsletter!  Enjoy!!




Baked Cardamon Pears with Sweet Agave Nectar

  • 1 red pear (d’anjou), halved lengthways
  • 1 tbsp. of raisins
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cardamon
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. sweet agave nectar
  • Mint for garnish

Cut the pear in half lengthways and take out the core.
Place the raisins inside the boat created when you de-cored the pear.
Sprinkle with the cinnamon and cardamon.
Bake the pear for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Make sure that there is a light coat of oil in the baking dish so the pear doesn’t stick.
Optionally, you can sauté the pear on a medium heat for about five minutes.
Put the pear on the plate and splash the lemon juice on it.
Cover it with the sweet agave nectar.
Garnish the sides with mint.


For more detail and all the nutritional information for this dish – click here!