Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr


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Instructions Checklist
  • Peel whole pears, leaving the stems intact. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pear so the pears stand up. Working through the bottom of each pear, use a melon baller to remove the core.

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine cranberries, walnuts, lemon juice, and sugar. Spoon mixture into bottom of each pear. Stand pears in a 2-quart square baking dish. Add water to baking dish. Pour maple syrup over and around pears. Sprinkle any remaining filling into bottom of dish.

  • Bake, covered, in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until pears are tender, basting occasionally with cooking liquid.

  • To serve, spoon whipped cream in the center of 4 dessert plates. Place pears in cream. Spoon any remaining cooking liquid over pears. If you like, garnish with a few slices of strawberries and mint leaves. Serve warm. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 41mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 52g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 38g; protein 2g; vitamin a 485.9IU; vitamin c 8.9mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 20.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 16mg; potassium 293mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.7mg.