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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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; 15 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 16 mg sodium. 52 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein;

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a chilled mixing bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).

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