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Tried this tonight as part of our family Valentine's meal. While we thought it was ok, it wasn't terribly impressive. Something about the cranberries seemed odd to us, and the maple flavor was not as prominent as we would have liked. That said, it was a fine dessert. I think I'll explore other ways of cooking pears. Thanks so much for a fun one to try! Tagged and reviewed for the "I recommend" game.

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ladypit February 14, 2010

Yum, delicious is right! The maple syrup really enhanced the flavors of the pear, cranberries, and pecans. I used the oven method, and since the pears were very ripe and soft, they were ready in about 30 minutes. Served with vanilla ice cream, and we loved the combo.

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Starrynews January 04, 2010

A lovely, simple dessert - great for using up those wonderful Harry and David pears we received as a gift. Fast and easy. I used a bit more maple syrup because it tasted so good and used almonds and dried cherries. Thanks for sharing!

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pattikay in L.A. July 10, 2008

Pears are great by themselves but the addition of maple syrup, cranberrys and pecans are an added treat. I prepared using the oven method. I used a Aoloi pear that probably could have been slightly riper. The pears were still a little hard after baking 45 minutes, I allowed to bake an additional 7 minutes. I served with a dollop of creme fraiche.

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-GEORGE- February 18, 2008

Very easy to prepare, healthy desert and delicious. I made it using the microwave method and I used real maple syrup that was sent to me by my lovely regional swap partner from Canada. Thank you French Tart

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Chef floWer March 28, 2007
Pears With Maple Syrup, Pecans and Cranberries - Microwave