Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Light Desserts: Pear Tart with Cranberries

Since we are on the subject of pears, and healthy food, I thought I would throw this recipe out there for dessert! :)

Its Cheap, Easy, and low fat! The time isn't too bad either. In fact, I would make this before dinner, and have it cooling while you eat!

Pear Tart with Cranberries
Grocery List:
1 cup sugar
2 large cans pear halves in heavy syrup, drained, each cut in half lengthwise and drained on paper towels
1 refrigerated ready-to-use pie crust
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

How to make it:
1. Heat oven to 450ºF.
Have ready an 8- to 81/2 x 2-in. round baking dish or pan and an ungreased baking sheet.

2. Cook sugar in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally,
8 minutes, or just until a golden syrup forms.
Immediately pour into baking dish.

3. Place half the pears, rounded side down, in spoke fashion on syrup.
Sprinkle with some cranberries.
Top with rest of pears, rounded side up, fitting to fill spaces on bottom layer.
Sprinkle with remaining cranberries.4. Bake 25 minutes, or until syrup is bubbly. Let cool on a wire rack to room temperature.

5. Meanwhile, unroll or unfold pastry on baking sheet; trim to a 9-in. round.
Prick all over with a fork and bake 8 minutes.

6. To serve: Place pastry on pears. Top with serving plate, invert and remove baking dish.

**Other Suggestions:
Instead of fresh cranberries, use dried cranberries or raisins.
You could also with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Omit cranberries; dot pears with 1 Tbsp butter before baking.

Nutritional Information:
209 cal.
4g fat
0g fiber
5 points


Domestic Chicky said...

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The Gourmet Momma said...

oh thanks! :) I will add you to our blog roll!