Broiled Pear Dessert

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
This sweet finale, from Karen Jurack of North Riverside, Illinois, is the perfect solution for pears that aren’t quite ripe. For a real treat, top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • 2 medium ripe pears, halved and cored
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter


  1. Brush pears with lemon juice; place on a broiler pan, cut side up.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and almonds; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pears. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

2 pear halves: 252 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein.