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Maple Baked Pears

Maple Baked Pears

The aroma of baking sweet pears filling your home is very welcoming. The subtle maple flavor in this recipe suits baked Bosc pears perfectly.

INGREDIENTS
4 to 5 medium firm pears, preferably Bosc
1/4 cup maple syrup
Cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, optional

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. Quarter the pears lengthwise, and remove the cores and stem ends. Cut each quarter in half lengthwise. Arrange In a 9 by 9-inch nonstick baking pan.

3. Drizzle the syrup over the pears, and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Scatter the walnuts over the pears.

4. Bake until the pears are tender but not overcooked, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir the mixture well about 15 minutes into the baking time. Serve warm in shallow bowls or over frozen yogurt if desired.

4 servings

Variation: Omit the walnuts; sprinkle the pears with about 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips once out of the oven.

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Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, by Nava Atlas. Copyright 2001 by Nava Atlas. Reprinted by permission of Nava Atlas.
Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, by Nava Atlas

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7:57PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Sounds delicious, thank you.

9:52AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

yum

7:22AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

devono esssere buonissime. Le provero' grazie

9:22AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Thank you

12:45AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

1:09AM PDT on May 19, 2011

Thanks.

12:31AM PST on Dec 26, 2010

Thanks for the article.

9:11PM PST on Dec 11, 2010

I've never done much with pears. Thanks for the idea.

6:18AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Great recipe, thanks so much...

5:39AM PDT on Apr 11, 2010

Thanks for sharing this tasty but still nutritious dessert.

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