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Broiled Pear Dessert

 Broiled Pear Dessert
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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Brush pears with lemon juice; place on a broiler pan, cut side up.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 pear halves (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 222 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 2 g protein.