Diabetic Cooking

Baked Pears



  • 2 medium ripe Bosc pears, peeled, halved lengthwise and cored
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup pear juice
  • 3 sugar-free gingersnap cookies, crushed


Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pear halves, cut sides up, in glass baking dish; do not crowd. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle over pears. Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in each pear cavity. Pour juice into dish.

Bake pears 30 minutes, basting after 15 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed gingersnaps; bake 10 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 130, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 15 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.

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