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Hello and Happy Monday, makers! I just got back from a blogger conference trip and I am refueled and ready to crush some creative goals. I have a few recipes that I have wanted to share for a while now, so I thought no better time than now! One of my favorite desserts to make for my family is my Baked Cinnamon Vanilla Pears. This recipe is super easy (even the kids can help!), it’s so delicious, and it makes your house smell AMAZING.
Don’t they look amazing? Okay here is what you are going to need to make them for your family (recipe feeds 8). Everything can be found at your local Smart & Final.
- 4 pears
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tsp vanilla
- 4 tsp brown sugar
- honey and oats granola with almonds
While you prep your dessert, preheat the oven to 350*. First, cut your pears in half and use a spoon to carve out the centers where the seeds are. Lay them in a pie dish, open side facing up.
Next you are going to sprinkle each pear half with cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
Now all you need to do is top each pear half with granola. My favorite granola is Smart & Final’s Honey and Oats Granola with Almonds, so I used that.
Your oven should be preheated by the time you finish prepping your pears. Just pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes, rotating the pie dish half way through.
Once your pears are done baking, take them out to cool for a couple of minutes. Then they are ready to serve and eat!
The sweetness of the pear and the crunch of the granola are a match made in heaven. It’s even great paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
As I said before, all of my ingredients for this dessert were purchased at my local Smart & Final. By the beginning of summer, Smart & Final will have opened more than twenty new stores across California. Smart & Final Extra! are terrific new format stores that offer expanded “everyday” groceries such as shampoos, fresh produce, baked goods, to-go meals and baby products, all at warehouse prices (without needing a membership!). I absolutely love that Smart & Final is a one-stop shopping market with the lowest prices in town… perfect for time-starved moms like myself.
Join me for the Grand Opening sponsored Twitter chat on Wednesday April 27, 12-1PM PST, where Smart & Final will be giving away a $250 Smartcash Card to a random winner. We will be posing questions throughout the day about our Grand Openings and what makes Smart & Final great. Anyone who follows the @SmartFinal handle and tweets at least once with the #SFSnackChat tag, will be qualified and entered to win! How exciting is that?! So set your phone alarms so you are ready to party with myself and Smart & Final this Wednesday!
Now, get to your local Smart & Final to pick up the few ingredients you need to make these delicious Baked Cinnamon Vanilla Pears for your family and friends!