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Pears Royale

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Crème de cassis and white wine make up the fruity apéritif known as kir royale. For this recipe, the black currant liqueur gives the pears a berry richness and a lush mahogany color.


Pears Royale

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 small pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 1/3 cup crème de cassis
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, cut into pieces

Preparation

  1. Place oven rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 375°F.
  2. Set pear halves cut-side down in a baking dish. Pour crème de cassis and lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle with sugar and dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, basting occasionally with the pan juices, until the pears are tender and the juices have thickened slightly, about 45 minutes. Let cool briefly before serving.

Nutrition

Per serving: 175 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 178 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (15% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate


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Recipe Categories

Total Time
1 hour or less
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Dessert
Season
Spring
Fall
Winter
Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
Ethnic/Regional
French
Ease of Preparation
Easy
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