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
Featured In: Pear Desserts
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), 0 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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grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 169757
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."

balogun User ID: 3826996 170433
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

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


kayceeintulsa User ID: 4304237 154260
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

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

jaws4813 User ID: 956686 133852
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."

lisameddy User ID: 1359943 100038
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

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

lisameddy User ID: 1359943 108796
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."

Gilda.Leib User ID: 3794380 209285
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.


MrsHawks User ID: 3058820 157202
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

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

forgoti8it User ID: 3779289 170432
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. "

VertJr User ID: 213623 100037
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

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

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