Maple-Walnut Pears

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 pear halves, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1/4 cup ice cream)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 44mg
  • Calories: 236
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Calcium: 73mg

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

Preparation

  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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