Cinnamon-Roasted Pears

This is one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make – that’s a plus when it comes to the holidays. And even though pie is a family favorite, especially at Thanksgiving, it’s nice to have something lighter in the mix, still with all the goodness of fruit. Roasting (or grilling) Anjou pears (or apples, if you prefer) brings out maximum flavor. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts top it off in perfect autumn style. Low in calories (100) and fat (3.5 g), with no cholesterol, as prepared.

 

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. margarine

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tbsps. brown sugar blend

2 medium Anjou Pears (about 6.5 ounces each), peeled, cored, and sliced in half

1 tbsp. walnuts, chopped

1/4 cup water

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl (using fingers), combine margarine, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Add walnuts and mix. Arrange the pears cut side up in an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Pour ¼ cup water in bottom of pan. Divide the brown sugar mixture evenly among the pear halves and place in middle of pears. Bake until the pears are tender and beginning to brown, about 45 minutes.

 

Recipe adapted from: www.diabetes.org

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