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Spiced Honey Pears Recipe

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Take one bite of these spiced pears whipped up by our Test Kitchen and enjoy a scrumptious burst of flavors that will warm you up on even the chilliest winter nights.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium ripe pears
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 pear equals 119 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

Directions

  1. Cut a 3/4-in. slice off the top of each pear, reserving tops. Core pears, leaving bottoms intact. Cut 1/8-in. slice from bottoms to level if necessary. Drizzle insides of each pear with 1 teaspoon of honey. Combine five-spice powder and cinnamon; sprinkle inside pears. Replace pear tops.
  2. Arrange pears upright in a shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, for 4-7 minutes or until pears are tender, turning every 2 minutes. Serve warm with juices spooned over pears. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Spiced Honey Pears in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 pear equals 119 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

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