Greek Style Honey-Yogurt & Pear Pudding

February 24, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 6
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.

What You'll Need
  • 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.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • SKK
  • Bevi
  • testkitchenette
  • gingerroot
  • fiveandspice

26 Reviews

SKK September 14, 2011
Love this idea - and I love pudding!
lapadia September 14, 2011
Thanks, SKK, and hope you will enjoy it, if you try it!
Bevi March 2, 2011
Hope you feel better soon!
lapadia March 3, 2011
Thanks, Bevi, so happy you check out my recipe, I am feeing better and better!
spicecat March 1, 2011
Hi Linda,

I'm making this pudding today!
lapadia March 1, 2011
Yum, sounds great, spicecat, I'm looking forward to hearing back!!
testkitchenette February 27, 2011
How restoring! Hope you feel better!
lapadia February 27, 2011
Thanks, testkitchenette, and I am feeling better every day!
gingerroot February 25, 2011 this, especially with the honey yogurt. Hope you are feeling better soon!!
lapadia February 27, 2011
Thanks, gingerroot!
fiveandspice February 25, 2011
This sounds lovely - honey and pear is a wonderful combo. Get well soon!
lapadia February 25, 2011
Thanks, fiveandspice! Love many of your recipes...
lapadia February 25, 2011
Thanks to all for your get well wishes :) !!!
lapadia February 25, 2011 did I get this in twice? Maybe it's the pain pill....HaHa :)
lapadia February 27, 2011
test :)
lapadia February 25, 2011
Thanks to all for your get well wishes :) !!!
Midge February 25, 2011
Hope you feel better soon lapadia! This sounds really good.
lapadia February 25, 2011
Thanks, Midge! Your Burnt Caramel sounds seriously delicious!
drbabs February 25, 2011
Get well soon, lapadia! Your pudding sounds delicious!
lapadia February 25, 2011
Thanks, drbabs! Your Cafe Au Lait sounds like a morning treat to me!!
hardlikearmour February 25, 2011
This sounds really good. Hope you make a quick recovery!
lapadia February 25, 2011
Thanks, and Congrats to you on being a finalist....again, hla!!
Sagegreen February 25, 2011
Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. Get better soon! Pears and yogurt, nice! I love using Greek yogurt with pudding now!
lapadia February 25, 2011
Your key lime with Meyer sounds Delish, Sagegreen!
mrslarkin February 24, 2011
This sounds yummy! Hope you are feeling better soon!
lapadia February 25, 2011
Yum to your Budino, mrslarkin!