Pears with Pistachio Cream and Cacao

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Here is a great dessert to serve for your next dinner party. It´s simple to make, super tasty and elegant, with just the perfect mount of sweetness which still makes this a healthy treat or even a great snack.

Check out the health benefits of pistachios here.

INGREDIENTS

For pistachio cream

  • 1/4 cup raw pistachio butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 1/4 cup raw cashew butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. agave (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla 

For pistachio butter

  • 2 cups pistachio nuts (260g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (optional)

For cashew butter

  • 2 cups (300g) cashews
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional) 

For chocolate ganache

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup agave (or liquid sweetener of your choice)2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted)

Assembly

  • 2 pears
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • pistachio cream
  • ganache

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Start by making pistachio butter:
    • Place pistachios and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 5-6 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container if necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter. 
  • Making cashew butter:
    • Place cashews and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 5-6 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
  • Place all pistachio cream ingredients in the NutraMilk and process until well-combined.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • For chocolate ganache: Whisk all ingredients together to make the ganache.
  • Cut and core pears. Place on plate and spoon pistachio cream into pears. Top with ganache and chopped pistachios.