Spiced Pear Sundae with Sugared Chestnuts

This dessert serves two, but the recipe can easily be doubled.


2 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup pear, 1/4 cup sauce, 1/4 cup yogurt, and 1 1/2 tablespoons)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 364
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 2.4 g
Carbohydrate 91.1 g
Fiber 5.9 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 16 mg
Calcium 79 mg


2 cups thinly sliced pear (about 2 pears)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup water
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped cooked shelled chestnuts (about 1/4 pound in shell)
1/2 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt


Combine the pear and lemon juice; set aside. Place water in a medium skillet, and bring to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and cloves; reduce heat to medium. Add pear mixture; cover and cook 6 minutes or until tender. Remove pear with a slotted spoon, and keep warm. Add honey to pan, and cook until mixture begins to thicken (about 5 minutes).

Combine the chestnuts and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until sugar coats the chestnuts, stirring frequently. Remove chestnuts from pan. Cool on wax paper. Arrange pear on 2 serving plates. Pour sauce over pear, and top with frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with chestnuts, and serve immediately.

December 1999
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