Low Calorie Baked Pears Recipe

Looking for an easy Low Calorie Baked Pears recipe? Learn how to make Low Calorie Baked Pears using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 4 servings



From the Guide to Low Calorie Cooking At About.com. Choose medium-sized ripe pears. To core pears, use a paring knife to cut a small circle around and beneath the core, and then upwards towards the stem. Then, remove the cut portion with your fingers, and you are ready to stuff the pear!

Recipe Ingredients for Low Calorie Baked Pears

2 tbsp chopped walnuts (1/2 oz.)
2 anjou pears, halved and cored
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 dash of salt
1/4 cup chopped dates
2 tbsp raisins

Recipe Directions for Low Calorie Baked Pears

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  2. Spread the walnuts evenly in a single layer on a small baking sheet. Bake for 3-4 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside.

  3. Place the orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan, and heat over medium high heat until small bubbles begin to break the surface. Continue to cook for two minutes, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, until slightly thick. Add the dates, raisins, and walnuts. Remove from heat.

  4. Place the pears, cored side up, in a single layer in a small baking dish. Spoon the fruit mixture evenly into the cored portion of each pear. Drizzle with the fruit syrup, reserving 2 Tbsp of syrup for garnishing after the pears have baked.

  5. Bake the pears for 15 minutes at 375F.

  6. Drizzle the reserved syrup evenly over the pears.

Categories

Fruits, Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 158.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
155
Calories from Fat
23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.6g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
42mg
2%
Potassium
318mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
34.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
25.5g
Protein
2.0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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