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Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

 Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs
Instead of a fruit platter, serve these fun kabobs from Robin Boynton of Harbor Beach, Michigan. Drizzled with a yummy, warm butter pecan sauce, these treats will pretty up your party spread.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium apples, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 medium pears, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • BUTTER PECAN SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Toss apples and pears with lemon juice. Thread fruit alternately onto
  • 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers; place on an ungreased baking
  • sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugars and cornstarch.
  • Gradually stir in cream until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring
  • constantly; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly
  • thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in butter until smooth. Add pecans. Serve
  • warm with kabobs. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 195 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium,

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Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.