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Maple-Walnut Pears

Prep time 9 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 pear halves, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1/4 cup ice cream)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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