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Spiced Pear Dessert

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 servings

AT our Bed and Breakfast we always serve some kind of fruit. This is an easy and delicious way to present fresh pears and our guests love it. --JoAnne Badger, Oakland, Maine


  • 1 large pear, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  1. Arrange pear slices in a single layer in a microwave-safe dish. In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; spread over pears.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, at 50% power for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until tender. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 each: 138 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • grannygourmet
    Jan 21, 2010

    This recipe got a big NO from my family. The butter ran off during the cooking time, taking most of the spices with it. It must have been a HUGE pear to get enough slices to resemble the picture. I am rating it poor because the directions are incorrect and the resulting dish was a big disappointment.

  • djkuips
    Oct 2, 2009

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  • balogun
    Oct 2, 2009

    Adding a sprinkle of cloves to the pears works magic, just like adding cinnamon to apples or garlic to mushrooms.Canadiancook

  • herkey
    Oct 1, 2009

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  • kayceeintulsa
    Oct 1, 2009

    I dressed mine up a bit by adding a dollop of Cool Whip and a few blackberries with each serving.

  • jaws4813
    Oct 1, 2009

    I loved it.  I was surprised how easy it was to cut a pear into 18 slices and have made it more than once.  Ready to test it on an apple.

  • nobin1
    Oct 1, 2009

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  • anyad47
    Oct 1, 2009

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  • lisameddy
    Sep 25, 2009

    Correction to my comment...1 serving of 1/2 pear should be 9 slices, thin of course.

  • lisameddy
    Sep 25, 2009

    Looking at this recipe, i would have thought that since the recipe states that it is for 2 servings and the picture shows approx. 18 pieces of pear, then 1 serving from 1 pear should be approx. 9 slices.