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Pears Baked in Marsala with Crumbled Amaretti


From EatingWell:  March 1998, November/December 1993

Baked pears are a luscious dessert, particularly when they're baked with Marsala and Italian amaretti cookies.

8 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 1/2 hours



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Remove a small slice from the bottom so they will stand upright. Brush the pears with lemon juice and set them in a 9-by-13-inch shallow baking dish. Pour the Marsala over and around the pears. Scatter butter over the pears. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small dish, then sprinkle the mixture over the pears. Sprinkle the pears with amaretti crumbs.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until the pears are tender and juices are slightly thickened, 50 to 60 minutes, basting with the pan juices 3 or 4 times. Serve the pears warm or at room temperature with the pan juices spooned over.


Per serving : 191 Calories; 5 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 4 mg Cholesterol; 40 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 32 mg Sodium; 208 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate

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