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Tropical Stuffed Pears Recipe

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Deborah Reno of Central City, Kentucky fills pear halves with a sweet and creamy concoction of pineapple, coconut and pecans. "This tempting dessert is special enough for guests but so easy to make. You can serve it after a quick lunch or dinner," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6-7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6-7 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (29 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 325 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, pineapple, marshmallows, coconut and pecans. Place pears on lettuce if desired; spoon pineapple mixture into the center of each. Yield: 6-7 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Stuffed Pears in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p11

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