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Baked Stuffed Pears Recipe

This simple dessert is a tasty ending to our Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey or pork. Pears are a yummy change from the typical apples. —Marie Labanowski, New Hampton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium ripe pears (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup apple juice

Directions

  • 1. Core pears and peel 1 in. down from the top on each. Brush peeled portion with some of the lemon juice. Place in a greased 1-qt. baking dish.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the walnuts, raisins, syrup, brown sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon and remaining lemon juice. Spoon into pears. Dot with butter. Pour apple juice around pears. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until pears are tender, basting several times. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 707 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 160 g carbohydrate, 23 g fiber, 6 g protein.