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Ricotta Pear Dessert Recipe

Ricotta Pear Dessert Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 3426097 92988
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"This looks so elegant when it's served."

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