Dessert Pears Recipe
Dessert Pears Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Dessert Pears Recipe

Read Reviews
4 1 1
Publisher Photo
Terri Casteel of Fairfax, Virginia uses a touch of vanilla to turn fruit and berry flavors into a delightful dessert. This four-ingredient treat is a pear-fect way to top off dinner without spending lots of time in the kitchen.
Recommended: Pear Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 156 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place pear halves in an 11-in. x 7-in. dish. In a small bowl, mix the cranberry juice, preserves and vanilla until blended; pour over pears. Microwave, covered, on high for 7-9 minutes or until pears are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Dessert Pears in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p22

Reviews for Dessert Pears

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
grnwillow User ID: 1856754 88984
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"I made this when unexpected guests showed up one night, and I had nothing for dessert. I had no strawberry so used raspberry and served it with vanilla ice cream on the side. Everyone loved it. I will definitely make this again."

Loading Image