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Baked Stuffed Pears

This simple dessert is a tasty ending to our Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey or pork. Pears are a yummy change from the typical apples. —Marie Labanowski, New Hampton, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 medium ripe pears (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup apple juice


  • Core pears and peel 1 in. down from the top on each. Brush peeled portion with some of the lemon juice. Place in a greased 1-qt. baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the walnuts, raisins, syrup, brown sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon and remaining lemon juice. Spoon into pears. Dot with butter. Pour apple juice around pears. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until pears are tender, basting several times.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 707 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 160g carbohydrate (115g sugars, 23g fiber), 6g protein.

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