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Pears with Spiced Caramel Sauce Recipe
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Pears with Spiced Caramel Sauce Recipe

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With caramel sauce draping a tender poached pear, this dessert is pretty to look at but even sweeter to eat, promises our Test Kitchen staff.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium pears, stems attached
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/2 medium lemon
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free caramel apple dip
  • Dash ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 174 calories, 1g fat (0.550g saturated fat), 0.550mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein

Directions

  1. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears. Cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level if necessary. In a large saucepan, combine the next five ingredients. Squeeze juice from lemon; add juice and lemon to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add pears; poach, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat; cool pears in liquid.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine caramel dip and ground cloves. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 seconds; stir. Cook 10 seconds longer or until heated through. To serve, drain pears and pat dry; drizzle with caramel sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Pears with Spiced Caramel Sauce in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p53


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