Amaretto-Cranberry Pear Wedges

Cut pears into halves rather than quarters for a delicious side dish.


1 dozen appetizers.

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 68
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 14.1 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


3 firm ripe Bartlett pears
1/3 cup amaretto
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted


Peel and core pears; quarter each lengthwise. Using a melon baller, carve out a well in center of each quarter. Place pears in a heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag; pour amaretto and lemon juice over pears. Chill at least 1 hour.

Drain pears, discarding liquid. Place on a serving platter. Spoon Cranberry-Kumquat Salsa into pear cavities, and sprinkle with almonds.