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Spiced Honey Pears

 Spiced Honey Pears
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.