Fresh, ripe pears are great for eating raw, and I often do. But recently my sweet tooth wanted something more, and caramelized pears seemed to fit the bill. This turned out to be a simple, elegant dessert that tastes wonderful and is still healthy.
Pears are naturally low in fat and sodium, and high in fiber. In fact, one medium pear supplies about 5 gm of fiber. That’s around 20% of the amount of fiber recommended for women and 13% of the amount recommended for men.
In this recipe I tried to use a minimal amount of brown sugar. I replaced butter with a lower fat margarine.that contained 9 gm of fat, 80 calories, and no trans-fatty acids per tablespoon – and I only used a teaspoon. That kept the added calories to a minimum without sacrificing flavor. Hope you enjoy this recipe for caramelized pears as much as my sweet tooth and my family did!
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