Greek Style Honey-Yogurt & Pear Pudding

By • February 24, 2011 • 30 Comments



Author Notes: When my backyard Bosc pear tree is ready for picking I have a variety of uses and this favorite is idea inspired by a yogurt baked pudding recipe acquired from an old co-worker; it is modified to my taste, using Greek style honey yogurt, nutmeg and almond extract. A delicious dessert, but my preference is to have it for breakfast!

RE: the prior comments - when first posted, I was recuperating from throat surgery.
lapadia

Serves 6

  • 3 Juicy Bosc pears - cored and cubed, reserve the pear's juice (or see "tagged" pear varities)
  • (fresh pear alternate = 1 15-ounce can pear halves, reserve the syrup - cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh grated nutmeg
  • Pinches of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 cup clover honey
  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek style honey yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish with 2 tablespoons butter.
  2. Core and chop the pears into cubes, then add to the baking dish. Reserve the juice (or a couple tablespoons of canned syrup) until needed.
  3. Grate fresh nutmeg over the pears and sprinkle with a couple pinches of sea salt.
  4. In a blender or food processor combine the flour, honey, yogurt, eggs, extracts and reserved pear juice (or 2 tbl canned syrup) – blend or process until smooth. Pour the batter over the pears. Sprinkle with the brown sugar.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. or until the center is set when shaken – gently.
  6. Cool on a wire rack about 30 minutes. Serve warm.
  7. Spoon the pudding into decorative dessert dishes. Top with whip cream – optional.

Tags: Anjou, Asian, French Butter or Bosc Pear all hold their shape nicely when cooked

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Buddhacat

almost 3 years ago SKK

Love this idea - and I love pudding!

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, SKK, and hope you will enjoy it, if you try it!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Very nice! Really like the greek yogurt in this pudding.

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, I feel that the yogurt adds an extra rich taste.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I only use greek yogurt now its just so creamy and good, even the 0% fat is fantastic. I will be making this.

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Cool, would love to hear your feedback and any "tweaks" you might use :)

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over 3 years ago Bevi

Hope you feel better soon!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, Bevi, so happy you check out my recipe, I am feeing better and better!

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over 3 years ago spicecat

Hi Linda,

I'm making this pudding today!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Yum, sounds great, spicecat, I'm looking forward to hearing back!!

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over 3 years ago testkitchenette

How restoring! Hope you feel better!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, testkitchenette, and I am feeling better every day!

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Mmmm...love this, especially with the honey yogurt. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, gingerroot!

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

This sounds lovely - honey and pear is a wonderful combo. Get well soon!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, fiveandspice! Love many of your recipes...

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks to all for your get well wishes :) !!!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

OOPS...how did I get this in twice? Maybe it's the pain pill....HaHa :)

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over 3 years ago lapadia

test :)

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks to all for your get well wishes :) !!!

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over 3 years ago Midge

Hope you feel better soon lapadia! This sounds really good.

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, Midge! Your Burnt Caramel sounds seriously delicious!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Get well soon, lapadia! Your pudding sounds delicious!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, drbabs! Your Cafe Au Lait sounds like a morning treat to me!!

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds really good. Hope you make a quick recovery!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, and Congrats to you on being a finalist....again, hla!!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. Get better soon! Pears and yogurt, nice! I love using Greek yogurt with pudding now!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Your key lime with Meyer sounds Delish, Sagegreen!

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

This sounds yummy! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Yum to your Budino, mrslarkin!