Baked Pears With Maple Nut Sauce
06/20/05 04:14 PM
Baked Pears With Maple Nut Sauce (Makes 6 servings)
If you like maple, you'll love this recipe. It smelled so awesome while it was cooking, and tasted just as fantastic. It's just barely over the 25% fat limit as is, so you could probably reduce the margarine to 1 Tbsp if you want, but I used the full 2 and this didn't bother me a bit.
3 medium pears 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed (I used light because it's all I had) 1 teaspoon maple flavoring 2 tablespoons melted soy margarine 1/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the pears in half lengthwise and core (you may peel them first if you wish--I didn't because I'm C and figured I could use the extra fiber!). Place the pears, cut side up, in a casserole dish. Combine the water, maple-flavored syrup, sugar, maple flavoring, and margarine. Pour over the pears. Cover and bake for 40 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Place in individual dishes, drizzle the sauce over the pears and sprinkle pecans on top.
Adapted slightly from a recipe by Dreamgoddess on Recipezaar
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