Spicy Baked Pears with Yogurt

Notes: Arlene Moorehead serves warm baked pears to start breakfast. If making up to 1 day ahead, complete through step 2, then cover and chill; uncover to continue.

Prep and cook time: About 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 10 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Cholesterol: 14mg


  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 5 firm-ripe pears (each 10 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups vanilla-flavor nonfat yogurt
  • Fresh-grated nutmeg


  1. 1. In a 9- by 13-inch casserole, mix sugar, cinnamon, mace, and cloves and spread evenly.
  2. 2. Rinse pears, cut in half lengthwise, core, and stem. Lay pears, cut side down, in a single layer on sugar mixture. Dot with butter and pour orange juice evenly over fruit.
  3. 3. Bake in a 350° oven until sauce is bubbling and pears are hot, about 20 minutes.
  4. 4. Transfer pears to shallow bowls and spoon sauce over them. Top each portion with a dollop of yogurt and a dusting of nutmeg.
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