Ricotta Pear Dessert Recipe
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Ricotta Pear Dessert Recipe

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Looking to pare down fat and calories? Try this perfect little pear dessert from Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri. “Apples would be a tasty substitute for this fruity dessert,” she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium ripe pear
  • 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese
  • 3 teaspoons honey, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. Core pear from bottom, leaving stem intact. Cut in half vertically. Slice pear, but not all the way through, leaving slices attached at the stem.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese and 1 teaspoon honey. Place pear halves on dessert plates; fan slightly. Spread ricotta mixture over pear slices. Drizzle with remaining honey; sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Ricotta Pear Dessert in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p61

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Coleen M User ID: 3426097 92988
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"This looks so elegant when it's served."

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