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Roasted Pears in Pecan Sauce Recipe

Roasted Pears in Pecan Sauce Recipe

Whenever I bring home pears from the store, my family begs me to make this recipe. They love the tender roasted fruit smothered in creamy pecan sauce. It's luscious over ice cream or cake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium pears, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place pears in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, apple juice and butter; pour over pears. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes, basting occasionally.
  • 2. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until pears are tender. Transfer pears to serving dishes.
  • 3. Pour cooking juices into a small bowl; whisk in cream until blended. Drizzle over pears. Serve with ice cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 307 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein.