Baked Pears with Honey Almonds

The combination of curry powder, butter and honey makes these pears absolutely irresistible. Adapted from the New American Heart Association Cookbook.

Serves 4.

SODIUM CONTENT: 9 mg per serving


2 large pears (about 1 lb. total), halved and cored
1/4 c. finely chopped dried apricots
1 1/2 T. unsalted butter
1/4 t. no-salt-added curry powder
1 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. sliced or slivered almonds
1 1/2 T. honey


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the pears cut side UP in a small baking pan. Fill each pear with chopped apricots. Sprinkle each pear with curry powder, then drizzle with butter. Drizzle the lemon juice over the pear halves, then cover pan with aluminum foil. Place pan on middle rack in oven and bake 40 minutes. Remove pan from oven. To serve, place each pear half on a plate, sprinkle with almonds and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.

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