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Quick Baked Pears

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes; Standing time: 5 minutes.

Health OCTOBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 pear half with 1 tablespoon vanilla frozen yogurt and about 1 1/2 tablespoons juice)

Ingredients

  • 2 large Bosc pears
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or dried mixed fruit (such as Sun-Maid Fruit Bits)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat granola
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt, divided into 4 small scoops

Preparation

1. Peel pears; cut in half lengthwise. Use a melon baller or grapefruit spoon to remove core and seeds, creating a hollow.

2. Place pear halves, with cut sides up, in a glass pie plate. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over pears.

3. Combine cranberries and granola; mound into hollows of the pear halves. Pour the apple juice in and around pear halves. Cover dish loosely with wax paper.

4. Cook in microwave on HIGH 6-8 minutes or until the pears are tender when pierced with a knife. Let stand in the dish 5 minutes. Use a large slotted spoon to transfer the pears to serving plates.

5. Drizzle juices from pie plate over pears and serve with frozen yogurt.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 176
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Calcium: 78mg
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