Maple pears with pecans & cranberries

Maple pears with pecans & cranberries

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
Make a dessert fit for a dinner party in ten minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal208
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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  • 4 ripe pear



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • handful dried cranberries


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • 50g/2oz pecan nuts, broken roughly



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • Greek yogurt, to serve


  1. Peel and halve the pears and scoop out the core with a teaspoon. Lay the halves in a shallow microwaveable dish, cut side down, along with the cranberries. Pour 2 tbsp of the maple syrup over and cover with cling film. Microwave on High for 3 mins until softened, stirring halfway through. Uncover and leave to cool for a few mins. Stir the pecan nuts through the syrup.

  2. Spoon into serving dishes, drizzle extra maple syrup, if you like, and serve with yogurt.

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Comments (12)

lauramcintosh's picture

A great dessert, which everyone enjoyed very tasty and easy to do!

sharppayne15's picture

A great quick dessert to use up over ripe pears

gigi90's picture

Really easy and tastes wonderful, always impresses!

Enanjay's picture

Unbelievably easy and quick. Looks sophisticated. Tastes delicious. Didn't have cranberries so used a snack pack of dried fruit and it worked out just fine.

savylot's picture

easy, quick, tasty. what more can you ask for!

laurenflincoln's picture

Lovely: I have made this twice now and its a fabulously simple, quick and delicious dessert. I also used tinned pears and drizzled most of the syrup from the tin over them as well just before baking and this gave a lovely, sticky sauce to spoon over the icecream I served with it.

sophiebradshaw's picture

tastes great! works just as well with tinned pears, and honey instead of the maple syrup!

misslulu's picture

Love this recipe for using up pears so quick and very tasty. I have used raisins and walnuts when I have not had cranberries or pecans and equally as tastey. A firm favourite.

aleadbet's picture

I tried substituting honey for the maple syrup and it was really nice! I also added some prunes with the cranberries - I think any dried fruit would be a great addition/substitution.

gem_melia's picture

Gorgeous, and very simple!

vickpole's picture

Great as a healthy mid week pud.

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