Spiced Pear Sundae with Sugared Chestnuts

Spiced Pear Sundae with Sugared Chestnuts

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

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 364none
  • Calories from fat: 4%
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 91.1g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 16mg
  • Calcium: 79mg

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Spiced Pear Sundae with Sugared Chestnuts Recipe