Stuffed Pears

Stuffed pears are a special dessert that’s easy to make, absolutely delicious, and it is healthy and low in fat. The wine combined with the sweetness of the pears makes a scrumptious dish.

Stuffed Pears Ingredients

  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large ripe pears, halved and cored
  • 3 tablespoons dry marsala wine

Stuffed Pears Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a baking dish with a small amount of butter. Combine the almonds and sugar in a small bowl and mix well. Place each pear half in the greased baking dish so that they fit snugly together. Stuff each pear half with the sugar-nut mixture, and then pour a little of the marsala on top of each pear. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 4 servings

—Karen Giblin’s Cucina

Per serving: 190 Cal.; 37 GI; 4g Prot.; 24g Carb.; 1g SFA; 5g MUFA; 2g PUFA; 0g Omega-3; 59mg Calc.; 2mg Sod.; 261mg Pot.; 1mg Iron;

Recipe from Eat to Defeat Menopause: The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy Midlife by Karen Giblin and Mache Seibel, MD. Forward by Dean Ornish, MD. Click here to purchase book.

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