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Almond-Stuffed Pears

 Almond-Stuffed Pears
Pears make a comforting side dish in this special recipe shared by Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia. "We enjoy this hot fruit with a ham dinner," she says.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • Place pears, cut side down, in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • dish. Combine water and grape juice; pour over pears. Cover and bake
  • at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until tender.
  • Turn the pears over. Combine almonds, sugar and extract; mix well.
  • Spoon into pear cavities. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 186 calories, 6 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.