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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, optional
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons dried blueberries
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 131 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place pears cut side down in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves and liqueur if desired; pour over pears.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40 minutes, basting occasionally. Add bananas and blueberries; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until pears are tender. Garnish servings with yogurt, strawberries and walnuts. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Baked Pears with Bananas in Diabetes Fall 2012 2012


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