The staff at this Jackson Hole B&B believes breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we strive to make each morning at Inn on the Creek fresh, delicious, and memorable. We start with locally roasted coffee from Jackson Hole Roasters and orange juice squeezed in-house each morning. A hearty hot dish such as Southwestern Breakfast Burritos or Mini Prosciutto Quiche is a must for starting a long day of skiing or hiking. But, perhaps more than anything, we love satisfying our guests’ sweet tooth with treats like Amy’s Banana Bread.
We also love trying new recipes and this is one we just had to share. As a Jackson Hole B&B that prides itself on personalized service, we are happy to accommodate special dietary needs. One recent guest with a wheat intolerance inspired us to adapt Roasted Pear Crumble (originally from Bon Appetit magazine) into a delightful gluten-free goody. These pears are perfect for a sweet breakfast bite or a light dessert.
Roasted Pears with Sesame-Pecan Crumble
(Recipe is written for four servings, but doubles easily. Topping can be used on other fruit such as apples or bananas or on yogurt or ice cream.)
2 ripe but firm pears, halved and cored – We have used Bosc and Bartlett, and both were great.
2 tsp. plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil
¼ c. raw pecan halves (or almonds), coarsely chopped
¼ c. raw shelled pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
Pinch of Kosher salt
½ c. whipping cream
2 tsp. sugar
Place pears cut side up on small baking sheet,
drizzle with 2 tsp. oil,
and roast on upper rack until soft (20-30 min).
Meanwhile, toss nuts, seeds, sugar, salt and remaining 2 Tbsp. oil on a small baking sheet. Toast on lower rack, stirring occasionally, until golden (10-12 min). Remove from oven and let cool.
Beat whipping cream and sugar on medium speed with electric mixer till soft peaks form.
Use the seed-nut mixture to fill the hole in the pear left by the core and more to sprinkle around the plate.
Top with whipped cream or serve on the side.
Our guests loved these roasted pears, whether gluten free or not! We plan to serve them regularly at Inn on the Creek, and we will keep experimenting in the kitchen of our Jackson Hole B&B.