Smart Sweet: Pear Napoleon

By: Ann Harper

Healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert. Fulfill your sweet tooth this holiday season without overindulging and opt for a sweet option like this healthy, no-bake Pear Napoleon.



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For the Toppings:

  • 12 smyrna figs, cut into dice size pieces
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 ml)water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the Crumble:

  • 1 cup (125 g) chopped pistachios
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of sea salt

For the layers:

  • 3 firm but ripe anjou or bosc pears, remove skin, core and slice into 1/8 -1/4″  slices (stem length)-use mandolin if you want them equally perfect


  1. Muddle the toppings (figs, water, maple syrup and lemon juice).
  2. Place a large piece of pear on the bottom and layer with muddled figs then add pistachio crumble and stack like a Napoleon.
  3. One pear makes 2 servings from each pear. Ending with the small part of the pear as the last pear layer.
  4. Bon appetit…and get ready for a taste sensation!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories100
  • Fat2g
  • Saturated Fat0g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium0mg
  • Carbohydrates21g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars10g
  • Protein 1.5g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Ann Harper

Ann Harper is a raw food chef and owner of Raw Oasis Foods in East Hampton, NY where she welcomes guests into her home for a healthy stay full of raw foods, relaxation and healthy lifestyle. Learn more about her business here:

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