Broiled Pear Dessert Recipe
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Broiled Pear Dessert Recipe

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This sweet finale, from Karen Jurack of North Riverside, Illinois, is the perfect solution for pears that aren’t quite ripe. For a real treat, top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium ripe pears, halved and cored
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 222 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Brush pears with lemon juice; place on a broiler pan, cut side up.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and almonds; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pears. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Broiled Pear Dessert in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p52

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