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Crunchy Pears

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

Looking for a fruit dessert? Then check out these crunchy pears that are ready in an hour.

Ingredients

4
firm ripe large pears
1/4
cup orange juice
1/4
cup peach or apricot preserves
1/4
cup vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4
cup finely chopped almonds
1
container (6 oz) orange low-fat yogurt (2/3 cup)
Ground cinnamon, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Carefully peel pears, leaving stems attached; place on large plate. In small bowl, mix orange juice and preserves; brush evenly over pears.
  • 2 In another small bowl, mix wafer crumbs and almonds. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over pears; press in gently. Stand pears upright in pie plate. Mix yogurt and remaining preserves mixture from plate; refrigerate.
  • 3 Bake pears 35 to 45 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork (baking time may vary due to size of pears). Serve warm with yogurt sauce; sprinkle with cinnamon.

Expert Tips

Pears are high in fiber, so they make a good choice for a snack or dessert.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Sugars
37g
37%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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