Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

We have 4 pear trees in our yard. This is one way I like to cook them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pear slices in an ungreased microwave dish.
  2. Dot with butter and sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg.
  3. Cover and cook on high five minutes or until pears are tender. (Microwave ovens vary, so you may need to cook longer or less).


Most Helpful

eating this now...its good! although i do say it could have a little something more. I served this to myself with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Would also be good if cooked with brown sugar as well, maybe some graham cracker crumbs on top too!

Lindsay! February 09, 2009

Wow, nummy! I used a bit of cardamom instead of nutmeg and it was amazing. I think I'll make it again tomorrow and try the nutmeg. Makes an excellent light supper or a healthy dessert. Good one!

Erin R. November 12, 2008

Very good-better than a canned pear for sure! I made as posted and the only change I would make next time and there will be a next time---is half as much butter. I think the natural juices in the pear could almost cook it thoroughly. The nutmeg was very nice, and cinnamon would be good too. I put it all on a dinner plate-easy peasy to do. Thanks bmcnichol for posting. Made for PRMR tag.

WiGal September 10, 2008

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