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Wildcat Fitness Recipe of the Week: Carmelized Spiced Pears

  • by jHodgson
  • December 20, 2012

Do you have a hankering for something sweet, but want something healthier? Try this recipe for Carmelized Spiced Pears. It tastes great with a dollop of nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, or even makes for an excellent addition to your morning oatmeal!


Carmelized Spiced Pears

Recipe Yield: 6 servings, 1/2 cup each

Total Cook Time: 25 minutes



  • 3 ripe but firm pears (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt



  1. Toss pears with lemon juice in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat; stir in the pears. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring once halfway through, for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a small bowl. After 10 minutes, stir the sugar mixture into the pears. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until the pears are tender and glazed, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the type and firmness of the pears. Serve warm.


Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 108 calories; 4 g fat ( 2 g sat , 1 g mono ); 10 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 3 g fiber; 26 mg sodium; 107 mg potassium.


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