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Spiced Pear Dessert Recipe

Spiced Pear Dessert Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 each: 138 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 0g protein .

Reviews for Spiced Pear Dessert

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grannygourmet
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."

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balogun
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

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

Canadiancook"

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kayceeintulsa
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

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

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jaws4813
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."

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lisameddy
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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lisameddy
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"Looking at this recipe, i would have thought that since the recipe states that it is for 2 servings and the picture shows approx. 18 pieces of pear, then 1 serving from 1 pear should be approx. 9 slices."

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Gilda.Leib
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"I'm not sure where anyone gets the idea there should be 30 pcs. I pear would not cut into 30 pcs unless they were paper thin. One serving would be half a pear.

Gilda"

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MrsHawks
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"Perhaps the picture is of only ONE serving..the recipe says it makes 2 servings...so if u see 18 on one plate, the remaining 12 must be on the other plate!?"

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forgoti8it
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"Anita: I have looked at the photo of this dish, and I can not see 30 slices of pear on the plate. I did count 18. I have not tried this dish, but I'm looking forward to it. "

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VertJr
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"Agree with Anita......has to be more than ONE pear!!!"

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tbearmom03
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"I have done this in the oven to crystallize the brown sugar, and omitted the butter (to make it less calories). It is a great way to serve pears that are very firm."

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AnitaMiller
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"It sounds wonderful, but I am not convinced that the picture is truly one serving. Even a very large pear would not have 30 slices!"

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