After all the candy and Halloween celebrations, I thought it would be a good idea to do a simple baked pears in the microwave that is fun to make and a bit healthier, not to mention lower in calories for us then Halloween candy… just saying.
Pears are pretty plentiful right now, so a baked pears in the microwave seemed to be just the right thing to do. Now lets get on to the recipe.
Baked Pears In The Microwave
- 2 Pears
- 2 to 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons Butter
- Optional: whipped cream and walnuts for garnish
Cut the Pears in half, the long way, and scoop out the core of the Pears with a melon baller. Arrange the prepared Pears in a microwave baking dish with narrow ends pointing toward the center. Place ½ tablespoon of brown sugar and ½ tablespoon of butter in the center of each Pear half. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute rotate the baking dish and then finish microwaving for 1 minute. Test for doneness with a knife. The knife should slide out easily. Let stand 2 minutes. Place on serving plates and spoon the light caramel sauce created by the brown sugar and butter over the pears and serve.
Notes: To cook 4 Pear halves, microwave for 4 to 6 1/2 minutes. For 8 Pear halves, microwave for 7 1/2 to 10 1/2 minutes. You can make this without the sugar, using a little apple juice concentrate in its place. I will occasionally sprinkle a few walnuts on top for fun.
That is as simple as it can get. I usually serve these baked pears in the microwave with some whipped cream on the side. So take a break and give yourself a simple and healthy treat with these Microwave Baked Pears. Enjoy.
If you liked this recipe, don’t forget to check some of my other recipes such as Baked Brie With Honey and Roasted Chicken Breast With Garlic & Redskin Potatoes.
PS: If you would like to share a recipe, send it my way. It would be fun to showcase one of your favorite dishes.
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