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Sauteed Cinnamon Pears

Fresh pears, lemon juice, and honey are accented by dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg in this super-easy dessert.

Sauteed Cinnamon Pears
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Ingredients: 

4 medium unpeeled pears, sliced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon non-hydrogenated margarine or butter
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Plain yogurt (optional)

Directions: 

  1. In a medium bowl, toss sliced pears with lemon juice and set aside.

  2. In a skillet, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Stir in honey and vanilla. Add pears to skillet and stir until they are well-coated with the honey mixture.

  3. Sprinkle pears with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover and heat for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once or twice.

  4. When ready to serve, transfer pears to small plates. Add a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of more cinnamon if desired.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 179 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated), 37 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 5.5 g fiber, 35.5 mg sodium (2% Daily Value).

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