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Valentine's Baked Pears

Jan 25, 2015 10:52AM, Published by Brandi Barnett, Categories: Food+Dining, In Print



February Recipe

February 2015
By Lana Granfors
Photo: Betsey Walton

For Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweet tooth with a special dessert for yourself and your special someone. Instead of that decadent dessert, give way to the delights of a healthier, baked dessert. Show your Valentine that you care with this easy homemade treat. It is the perfect light and satisfying end to your Valentine’s dinner.  You and your sweetie will love it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Serves 4


INGREDIENTS
¼ cup flour
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup butter
2 large Bosc, Anjou or Bartlett pears, ripe, but not overripe
2 T lemon juice
2 T sherry
2 tsp. sugar
¼ tsp. teaspoon cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ cup dried cranberries 
½ cup apple or orange juice 
½ cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt, divided into
4 small scoops

STEP ONE
In a medium bowl, stir flour and sugar together. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Wash and peel pears; cut in half lengthwise and remove the core and seeds using a melon baller, creating a hole in each pear half.  Place pear halves, cut sides up, in a buttered 9-inch glass pie plate.    

STEP TWO
Sprinkle fruit with the lemon juice and sherry. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and spoon evenly over the pear halves. Top each pear with cranberries and the flour/sugar mixture. Pour juice into pan, in and around the pear halves so as not to disturb toppings. Bake the pears in a moderate 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the fruit is soft. Test for doneness with a fork.   

STEP THREE
Use a large slotted spoon to transfer the pears to individual serving plates.  Drizzle any remaining juices over the pears and enjoy warm with a scoop of frozen yogurt. 


Total Time: 40 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes 
Cook: 20 minutes







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