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Roasted Dessert Pears

Roasted Dessert PearsA light fruit ending to a luscious meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut in half
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 cup orange juice
1 pint low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Arrange pears cut side down in an 11x7x1 1/2-inch baking dish. Combine Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon, lemon juice, butter, and maple flavoring. Spoon over pears, turning to coat. Pour orange juice in bottom of pan around pears.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature with 1 scoop frozen yogurt.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 130; Calories from Fat: 35; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 60mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 20g; Protein: 3g.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 Starch, 1/2 Fruit, 1 Fat.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at