Terri Casteel of Fairfax, Virginia uses a touch of vanilla to turn fruit and berry flavors into a delightful dessert. This four-ingredient treat is a pear-fect way to top off dinner without spending lots of time in the kitchen.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 4 medium pears, peeled, halved and cored
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice
- 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place pear halves in an 11x7-in. dish. In a small bowl, mix the cranberry juice, preserves and vanilla until blended; pour over pears. Microwave, covered, on high for 7-9 minutes or until pears are tender.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 156 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.
Apr 25, 2011
I made this when unexpected guests showed up one night, and I had nothing for dessert. I had no strawberry so used raspberry and served it with vanilla ice cream on the side. Everyone loved it. I will definitely make this again.