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Pears with Cacao Ganache and Cinnamon

Making an impressive dessert for company doesn’t have to difficult and it can be nutritious! This simple recipe calls for a thin coating of cacao ganache, topped with almonds and pecans that have wonderful fall spices mixed in. It comes together quickly, tastes marvelous and looks beautiful! One pear easily serves two people.




Pears with Cacao Ganache and Cinnamon


  • 3 ripe pears
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  1. Wash and dry pears. Set aside.
  2. In food processor, pulse almonds and pecans until coarsely chopped.
  3. Add cinnamon, allspice and ginger. Pulse a few times to combine. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together cacao powder, agave nectar and coconut oil to make ganache. Place in bowl.
  5. Dip pears in ganache and let extra drip off.
  6. Sprinkle with nut mixture. Place in refrigerator to set.
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  1. Barbara Loyd wrote on December 30, 2013

    Red pears are in our market now in TX. I saw this gorgeous picture and clicked on the recipe. Serendipity happened because I had all the ingredients! I love it when that happens. Will surprise my husband with this dessert, he likes pears too.

  2. Candy wrote on February 27, 2013

    Yum – here in New Zealand, Easter happens in the Fall – so this April these yummy pears will be on my Easter dessert table. Made me laugh when you state that one pear is good for 2 people – oh no, I’m having one all to myself!

  3. sara wrote on November 30, 2011

    mmmmmmmm!!! YUM!!!!! i just made these and they are DELICIOUS :) the ganache came out nice and thick and the nuts and spices mixture is really tasty… now i’m looking around for any more fruit i can dip, bananas and strawberries would be divine :) fingers work well too :) thanks susan for another super simple and wonderfully tasty healthy treat!!! xoxo

  4. Alicia @beingLA wrote on November 2, 2011

    These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to make them, thanks!

  5. Raw Chef Dosa wrote on October 18, 2011

    Love the look of photo. I have made pears in slices such as these, but never left them whole. Personally, I like of look of what you have created better!

    Thanks, Raw Chef Dosa

  6. Keane wrote on October 16, 2011

    Dang! I’ll take that over a candied apple any day!

  7. Libby wrote on October 12, 2011

    This looks and sounds wonderful! I’m hoping to find a box of those pears.i usually go to the Minneapolis Farmers market- hope it’s open one more Saturday.Could you give me a substitute (and amount needed) for the agave syrup? I have concerns over some of the studies that say it is like High fructose corn syrup after processing.Thank you for the lovely recipes and website.

  8. Niksya wrote on October 11, 2011

    Very beautiful presentation of dessert. It should be very tasty, thanks!

  9. Winnie wrote on October 11, 2011

    Wow – what a wonderful idea!
    It looks beautiful and it’s definitely delicious
    Thanks for sharing


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