Maple pears with pecans & cranberries

Maple pears with pecans & cranberries

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(14 ratings)

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 pears
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

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

  • handful dried cranberries
    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
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 50g/2oz pecan nuts, broken roughly
    Pecan nuts

    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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lauramcintosh
31st Mar, 2014
5.05
A great dessert, which everyone enjoyed very tasty and easy to do!
sharppayne15
13th Apr, 2013
4.05
A great quick dessert to use up over ripe pears
gigi90
4th Feb, 2012
5.05
Really easy and tastes wonderful, always impresses!
Enanjay
4th Oct, 2011
5.05
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
5th Apr, 2011
4.05
easy, quick, tasty. what more can you ask for!
amyone
17th Feb, 2011
5.05
Yummy!
laurenflincoln
2nd Oct, 2010
4.05
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
14th Jun, 2009
tastes great! works just as well with tinned pears, and honey instead of the maple syrup!
misslulu
12th Dec, 2008
5.05
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
8th Sep, 2008
4.05
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.

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