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Pears with Cinnamon Sauce Recipe

Pears with Cinnamon Sauce Recipe

Pears are at their peak this time of year and our Test Kitchen shows you how to make the most of their juicy goodness with this simply scrumptious, elegant dessert!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium pears
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt

Directions

  • 1. Core pears from the bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears. Cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level if necessary. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and cloves; top with pears.
  • 2. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until pears are tender. Remove pears to dessert plates. Discard cloves. Whisk frozen yogurt into sauce until smooth. Spoon over pears. Serve warm or chilled. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 pear with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 232 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein.