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Sweet Pear Hummus

Gardening JonesPear Hummus Recipe

Pear Hummus is a wonderful way to get some healthy fiber and protein into fussy eaters, and even those not so fussy. It tastes like pear pie, refreshing and delicious. Who would even know that that there was healthy fiber and protein inside?

Serve with your choice of fresh veggies, crackers or pita bread wedges. You can also use it to top pancakes or to serve warm with pork.

You'll need enough oil for the ingredients to be blended smooth. That may vary by the type of pear you use, or by how mature they are.

Pear Hummus

1 cup chick peas

1 cup chopped pears

3 tablespoons oil

Garnish: Cinnamon

We like to use our own ripe Green Anjou pears for this. Because we leave the peel on, the hummus has a very slight green tint. If you are using store bought pears, I would suggest increasing the pear to chick pea ratio to make it sweeter.

Just rinse and drain the chick peas. If you use homegrown, cook them until soft first.

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon to give the hummus even more of a dessert taste. Or try it with some ground fresh ginger for a different twist.