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Ricotta Pear Dessert

Looking to pare down fat and calories? Try this perfect little pear dessert from Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri. “Apples would be a tasty substitute for this fruity dessert,” she says.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium ripe pear
  • 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese
  • 3 teaspoons honey, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted


  • Core pear from bottom, leaving stem intact. Cut in half vertically. Slice pear, but not all the way through, leaving slices attached at the stem.
  • In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese and 1 teaspoon honey. Place pear halves on dessert plates; fan slightly. Spread ricotta mixture over pear slices. Drizzle with remaining honey; sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 116 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • Coleen M
    May 25, 2011

    This looks so elegant when it's served.

  • Laurieanne1970
    Aug 10, 2009

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