Typically we look to meat for protein, which is logical. However, you can use vegetables, and in this case, fruit to get your fixing of protein.

Chef’s Tip: Choose a variety of pears for tarts, pies, and crisps. Bosc or Anjou pears will yield optimal results here; Bartlett and Asian pears won’t. 


The 7 Best Protein-rich Dessert Recipes

Use chocolate and vanilla protein in these physique-friendly dishes.

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  • 4 medium (about 8 oz each) Bosc or Anjou pears
  • 1 lime, cut in half crosswise
  • 1⁄4 cup oat flour
  • 30g stevia-sweetened, natural vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp Truvia Baking Blend
  • 1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Lightly mist an 8-or 9-inch pie plate (or a square baking dish) with cooking spray.
  3. Peel pears using a veggie peeler, cut in half lengthwise, then core them. Place core sides down and cut into thin slices. Transfer to prepared dish. Squeeze lime juice over pears. Toss and arrange so the top is as flat as possible.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, mix flour, protein powder, Truvia Baking Blend, and cinnamon. Drizzle with oil, then mix using a fork to create a crumble.
  5. Top pears with crumble, then bake for 40–50 minutes, until the pears are tender through and crumb topping is golden brown.
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