Pear-Nut Biscuits Recipe
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Pear-Nut Biscuits Recipe

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Pears bring a mild sweetness to these tender biscuits, while chopped pecans lend a little crunch. These are great for an on-the-go breakfast. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup chopped peeled ripe pears
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 191 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and cream; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Fold in pears and pecans. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 10 biscuits.
Originally published as Pear-Nut Biscuits in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p42

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LeenerBug User ID: 3329842 161197
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"It was very doughy and not much taste. I would add some spice and perhaps drizzle honey on it."

salliegadden User ID: 1293730 167267
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I liked the easy recipe & pear taste. Think I'd add spice to batter or glaze to biscuits, tho, next time. Thanks!"

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