Friday, March 14, 2008

Easy Dessert Recipe: Baked Pears

The dinner we hosted last night for my brother and niece plus a couple of close friends turned out great.

We drizzled Ginger Pear dressing over a spinach salad accented with fresh tangerine sections. For the entree, a three-ounce portion of butterflied pork chop took on a sweet and savory character under a sauce sauce made from sugarless strawberry jam and onion soup mix. This was accompanied by green bean bundles wrapped in turkey bacon, and brown rice cooked in chicken broth with small pineapple chunks added before serving. Petite fresh mushrooms stuffed with olive tapenade and a tiny bit of parmesan cheese browned under the broiler, finished the presentation.

But the hit of the evening was dessert: Baked Pears.

6-8 ripe pears, pealed
1/2 c. Sugar Free Maple Flavored Syrup
2 Tbls. honey
3 Tbls. water
1 tsp. lemon juice
pinch of ginger

Leave the stem on the pears; peel, then slice a small section off the bottom so that they stand up in an ovenproof dish. Mix all other ingredients. Pour over pears. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Serve hot, with a splash of the juice poured over the top of each pear.

OMG. Everybody LOVED this dessert. Me, too!

(Somebody will have to help me figure out the nutrition info, though.)

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Gah!! It sounds YUMMY!!!!