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Butter-Baked Pears with Fruit and Nut Stuffing
This recipe is kosher for Passover.
Butter-Baked Pears with Fruit and Nut Stuffing Eileen Goltz | Pareve or Dairy
32 minutes 15 minutes
10 minutes
7 minutes
4 servings

This is a great pareve dessert (you can add ice cream or frozen yogurt) but adding regular yogurt makes a great breakfast.

  • ¼ cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter or margarine; softened, divided
  • 2 large (about 8 oz. each) firm ripe pears
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • Optional: Vanilla yogurt or frozen vanilla yogurt

  1. Combine apricots and pecans in small bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine; use a fork to combine. Set aside.
  2. Cut pears in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller or small spoon, remove core from each pear half, leaving a 1-1/2-inch diameter hole. Cut a thin slice from bottom of each to make a steady base.
  3. Place pears with narrow ends towards center in 9-inch square microwave-safe baking dish. Fill each pear with apricot mixture; set aside.
  4. Place maple syrup and remaining 3 Tablespoons butter in 2-cup microwave-safe glass measuring cup.
  5. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir to combine. Pour over pears; cover loosely with waxed paper.
  6. Microwave on HIGH about 6 minutes or until pears are tender, basting pears with sauce halfway through cooking time.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with yogurt.