Red Raspberry Stained Pears

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Serves 4


2 firm medium pears, peeled, halved and cored (12 ounces total)
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/3 cups frozen unsweetened red raspberries
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted, coarsely crumbled


  1. Bring 1/2 cup of the water to a boil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat, add the pears, cut side down, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 7-8 minutes or until just tender crisp.
  2. Remove skillet from the heat.
  3. Using a large slotted spatula, remove the pears and place in a 13-inch by 9-inch glass baking dish.
  4. Combine the cornstarch with the remaining 1/4 cup water in a small bowl.
  5. Stir until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  6. Add the mixture to the pan drippings in the skillet with the raspberries, stir to blend.
  7. Bring to a boil, over medium high heat, continue boiling 1 minute. Do not stir.
  8. Remove from heat, gently stir in the almond extract and pour over the pears.
  9. Let stand 1 hour, turning pears occasionally.
  10. To serve place pears on dessert plates, spoon sauce over all, sprinkle the sugar and almonds evenly over all.

Nutrition Info

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Note: This recipe was provided by a third party and we do not have complete nutrition information for it.


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