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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996


Recipe Summary

1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place oven rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F.

  • Set pear halves cut-side down in a baking dish. Pour creme 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 Facts

178 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 36.4g 12% DV; dietary fiber 4.6g 18% DV; sugars 28g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterol 3.8mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 81.8IU 2% DV; vitamin c 9.3mg 16% DV; folate 11.9mcg 3% DV; calcium 14.5mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 10.9mg 4% DV; potassium 183.3mg 5% DV; sodium 2.5mg; thiaminmg 2% DV.