Maple-Walnut Pears

Oxmoor House
Use Bosc or red Bartlett pears for this recipe. They hold their shape well when cooked. Peel and cut pears just before cooking to prevent discoloration.
4 servings (serving size: 2 pear halves, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1/4 cup ice cream)


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1 tablespoon light butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 firm pears, peeled, cored and cut in half lengthwise
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts
1 cup vanilla fat-free ice cream


Prep: 9 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over low heat; add oil. Increase heat to medium-high. Place pear halves, cut sides down, in pan. Cook 3 minutes or until golden.

Reduce heat to medium; add maple syrup and brown sugar. Cook 6 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in nuts.

To serve, place 2 pear halves on each of 4 dessert plates; drizzle each evenly with syrup mixture. Top each with 1/4 cup ice cream. Serve immediately.

Created date

March 2010

Nutritional Information

Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 49.1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 44 mg
Calories 236
Protein 2.6 g
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fiber 3.4 g
Calcium 73 mg