Honey and Spice Pears

Honey and Spice Pears

Enjoy a delicate dessert by cooking seasonal pears in a light homemade syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Honey and Spice Pears


107 Per Serving


2g Per Serving


4g Per Serving
Calories 107
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 19 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 23 g
Protein 2 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate


Servings  4  

  • 1 cup light cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 4 small firm pears (about 6 ounces each), peeled, halved, and cored
  • 2 Tbsp. sweetened, dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (divided use)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. honey (divided use)


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  1. In a large nonstick skillet, stir together the cranberry juice, cinnamon, and allspice. Add the pears and cherries. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes, or until the pears are just tender-crisp. Transfer the pears with the cut side down to a serving plate, leaving the liquid in the skillet.
  2. Cook the liquid, still on medium high, for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until reduced to a scant 1/4 cup, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat. Stir in the honey. Spoon over the pears. Let cool completely, about 20 minutes. Turn the pears several times to coat with the sauce or transfer them to plates and spoon the sauce on top.

Tip: Serving size 2 pear halves and 1 heaping tablespoon sauce.