Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients except pears in shallow glass or ceramic baking dish large enough to fit pear halves in a single layer. Place pears in dish, cut sides down. Bake 15 to 25 minutes until pears are just tender. Meanwhile, prepare Almond Filling.
Ingredients for almond filling:
1/2 cup whole natural almonds
3 Tbs. sugar
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 egg white (about 1 1/2 Tbs.)
Vanilla ice cream
In bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade combine all ingredients except ice cream. Process until almonds are very finely chopped.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 119, Fiber 3 g, Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sat Fat 0.4 g, Sodium 41 mg, Mono Fat 3.0 g, Calcium 34 mg, Poly Fat 1.0 g, Magnesium 31 mg, Protein 2 g, Potassium 173 mg, Carb 19 g, Vitamin E 1.0 mg*
* Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents