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Baked Stuffed Pears

 Baked Stuffed Pears
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
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.