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WEEKLY RECIPE: Cinnamon Roasted Pears

By Sydney Zimmer, 2018 Dietetic Intern: U of MN – The Emily Program

This week’s recipe uses pears, one of the fruits in season during the blustery wintertime. Just in case you are needing to make your holiday season a little sweeter, pears make delicious treats, too! A little cinnamon pairs well with this dish and adds flavor without adding more sugar, while roasting the fruit makes it taste even sweeter. Toss in some oats and almonds and you have a pie-like dessert with a healthy twist. Give it a try!

This recipe was inspired by https://www.delish.com

Cinnamon Roasted Pears

Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients

4 ripe medium-sized pears
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup almonds, finely chopped
1 ½ Tbsp. cinnamon
1 pinch salt

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Using a sharp knife, halve the pairs. Scoop out some of the center using a spoon or a melon baller for the filling. Place skin-side down onto baking sheet.
3. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop, taking care not to brown.
4. In a small bowl, combine rolled oats, chopped almonds, cinnamon, and salt. Add the melted butter to the bowl, stirring well to coat all ingredients.
5. Spoon the mixture into the centers of each of the pear halves.
6. Bake 30 – 35 minutes, or until pears are soft and skins are golden. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information Serving size: ½ pear 167 calories, 22g carbs, 9g fat, 3g saturated fat, 2g protein, 4g fiber, 27mg sodium

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