Spiced Pear Dessert Recipe
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Spiced Pear Dessert Recipe

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AT our Bed and Breakfast we always serve some kind of fruit. This is an easy and delicious way to present fresh pears and our guests love it. --JoAnne Badger, Oakland, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 large pear, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1/2 each: 138 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), trace protein


  1. Arrange pear slices in a single layer in a microwave-safe dish. In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; spread over pears.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, at 50% power for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until tender. Serve warm. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Spiced Pear Dessert in Reminisce August/September 2007, p49

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"This recipe got a big NO from my family. The butter ran off during the cooking time, taking most of the spices with it. It must have been a HUGE pear to get enough slices to resemble the picture. I am rating it poor because the directions are incorrect and the resulting dish was a big disappointment."

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"Adding a sprinkle of cloves to the pears works magic, just like adding cinnamon to apples or garlic to mushrooms.


Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"I dressed mine up a bit by adding a dollop of Cool Whip and a few blackberries with each serving."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"I loved it.  I was surprised how easy it was to cut a pear into 18 slices and have made it more than once.  Ready to test it on an apple."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"Correction to my comment...1 serving of 1/2 pear should be 9 slices, thin of course."

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