Spiced Honey Pears
Take one bite of these spiced pears whipped up by our Test Kitchen and enjoy a scrumptious burst of flavors that will warm you up on even the chilliest winter nights.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 6 medium ripe pears
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Cut a 3/4-in. slice off the top of each pear, reserving tops. Core pears, leaving bottoms intact. Cut 1/8-in. slice from bottoms to level if necessary. Drizzle insides of each pear with 1 teaspoon of honey. Combine five-spice powder and cinnamon; sprinkle inside pears. Replace pear tops.
- Arrange pears upright in a shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, for 4-7 minutes or until pears are tender, turning every 2 minutes. Serve warm with juices spooned over pears.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 119 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.
Originally published as Spiced Honey Pears in Light & Tasty February/March 2005
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