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

Recipe by Health October 2006


Credit: Amy Kalyn Sims

Recipe Summary

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


Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; fat 2g; saturated fat 1g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 40g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 16mg; iron 1mg; sodium 32mg; calcium 78mg.