This is a delicious and elegant treat that is also quite healthy. It makes lovely appetizer or delicious dessert.

Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

Serving Size: 4


  • 4 ripe pears, peeled, halved and deseeded
  • 1/4 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup homemade elderberry jam


  1. Melt the vegan margarine.
  2. Mix the ground nuts together in a small bowl.
  3. Add the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Add the melted vegan margarine and mix.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 F / 200 C.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment.
  7. Peel the pears using a vegetable peeler.
  8. Slice the pears lengthwise through the center.
  9. Using a melon baller, remove the seeds.
  10. Place the pear halves on the cookie sheet.
  11. Fill each of the hollowed out areas with some of the nut mixture.
  12. Place in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes. Place on the lowest rack in the oven as the nuts cook quicker than the pears.
  13. While the pears are baking, heat the elderberry jam in a small saucepan.
  14. Stir the jam as it melts.
  15. Once the jam melts, remove from the heat.
  16. Remove the pears from the oven and place on individual plates and drizzle the elderberry syrup on top.


You could also use blueberry or any other berry jam.