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Cinnamon-scented baked pears

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Dessert doesn't have to require hours of baking. This simple yet elegant recipe is sure to impress -- especially during pear season!

Ingredients

Pear(s)

4 medium, very ripe and juicy, such as Comice or Packham

Ground cinnamon

¾ tsp(s)

Fat-free ricotta cheese

1 cup(s)

Sugar substitute

1½ tsp(s), calorie free sweetener such as Splenda or Sweet'N Low

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut pears lengthwise in quarters and core; do not peel. Slice pears 1/4-inch thick widthwise. Arrange half of pears in a 9-inch glass pie dish in concentric circles. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Top with remaining pear slices and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Bake until pears are tender and give off juices, about 25 minutes; remove from oven. (Note: To enhance the flavour of this dessert, pour the cooked juices into a small pot and reduce by half. Spoon over the pears before serving.)
  3. Place ricotta in bowl of an electric mixer. Add Splenda and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Beat until cheese is light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Yields about 1 cup of pears topped with 1/4 cup of seasoned ricotta per serving.