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    Spiced Baked Pears

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    45 mins

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    Heidigal's Note:

    This is a perennial favorite for Thanksgiving! It's adapted from a recipe for Spiced Baked Apples by Lorraine Chausse on allrecipes. The pears make a really lovely presentation for dinner parties and can cook while you eat dinner. The recipe states 6 servings, but you can also halve them and just ladle the sauce over the half. These are yummy served by themselves or with some vanilla ice cream.

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    Serves: 6


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    1. 1
      Core the pears and set inside a baking dish. An old fashioned peeler with the pointy tip works well for this.
    2. 2
      Combine the craisins, walnuts and orange peel. Set aside.
    3. 3
      In a saucepan, combine the rest of the ingredients over medium-low heat for 2-5 minutes or until combined and bubbly.
    4. 4
      Take a pinch of your craisin mix and stuff into bottom of each pear. Stir in the rest of the craisin mix into your bubbly sauce.
    5. 5
      Ladle the hot sauce into each pear.
    6. 6
      Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven till the pears are soft. (Usually 30-40 minutes) Check on the pears halfway through. If they look like they are going to burn, cover with foil till the last 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Let stand at least 5 minutes. Put each pear on a plate then ladle some of the escaped sauce over the pear and drizzle around the plate for presentation.
    8. 8
      Tip: If you don't have any orange peel handy, substitute orange juice for the water.
    9. 9
      Tip: The sauce will escape through the bottom. Don't sweat it. Just ladle it back in after baking. The nut/craisin mix in the bottom helps with this.
    10. 10
      Tip: I know the baking time is a little ambiguous, be we move around a lot and I've made this in several different ovens. It's hard to "kill" these. Just test the pears with a fork. When the tops get that pretty caramel color and they're soft, they're ready.
    11. 11
      Tip: This works with any pear, just adjust the baking time depending on the firmness of the pear. Firmer=longer. I like Bartlett pears because they're fat and stand up on their own better.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 04, 2012


      Loved these! I used pears from our tree that we had sliced and frozen. Because I had put them in the fridge to thaw out yesterday, there was a good bit of liquid accumulated with them. I used that liquid instead of adding any water. I used Splenda brown sugar. And I realized afterwards that I forgot to add any butter, and we didn't miss it at all! Because the pears were already sliced, I just combined all the other ingredients, heated them up on the stove, then covered the pears with it to bake.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spiced Baked Pears

    Serving Size: 1 (261 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 342.2
    Calories from Fat 98
    Total Fat 10.9 g
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 61.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 65.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 51.5 g
    Protein 1.9 g

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