Maple pears with pecans & cranberries

Maple pears with pecans & cranberries

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe pear

    Pear

    pair

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

  • handful dried cranberries

    Cranberry

    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

    Pecan

    pee-kan

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

  • Greek yogurt, to serve

Method

  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
5

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

sharppayne15's picture
4

A great quick dessert to use up over ripe pears

gigi90's picture
5

Really easy and tastes wonderful, always impresses!

Enanjay's picture
5

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
4

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

laurenflincoln's picture
4

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
5

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
4

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
5

Gorgeous, and very simple!

vickpole's picture
4

Great as a healthy mid week pud.

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