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Spicy Baked Pears with Yogurt

Makes 10 servings

Notes: Arlene Moorehead serves warm baked pears to start breakfast. If making up to 1 day ahead, complete through step 2, then cover and chill; uncover to continue.

Prep and cook time: About 35 minutes

 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
 5 firm-ripe pears (each 10 oz.)
 1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter or margarine
 3/4 cup orange juice
 2 cups vanilla-flavor nonfat yogurt
  Fresh-grated nutmeg
Step 1

In a 9- by 13-inch casserole, mix sugar, cinnamon, mace, and cloves and spread evenly.

Step 2

Rinse pears, cut in half lengthwise, core, and stem. Lay pears, cut side down, in a single layer on sugar mixture. Dot with butter and pour orange juice evenly over fruit.

Step 3

Bake in a 350° oven until sauce is bubbling and pears are hot, about 20 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer pears to shallow bowls and spoon sauce over them. Top each portion with a dollop of yogurt and a dusting of nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 10 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 210Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.3g9%

Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 85mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 40g14%

Dietary Fiber 3.2g13%
Protein 3.1g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.