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Rosemary-Ginger Pears with Walnuts and Cranberries

Pears are bursting with flavor and are a good alternative to less nutritious desserts

While pears are pretty high in carbs (one medium Anjou pear can have as much as 19 grams of sugar), they’re still much lower-carb than apples (up to 41 grams of sugar for a medium fruit!). Pears have an undeserved reputation for being bland–when ripe, they’re simply bursting with flavor and are a good alternative to less nutritious desserts. (Click here to learn what are the best snacks for type 2 diabetes.)

Rosemary-Ginger Pears with Walnuts and Cranberries

(serves 4)


Ingredients:

  • 4 pears, quartered and cored but not peeled

  • 1 T coconut oil

  • 2 t English walnuts

  • 2 t grated ginger root

  • 1 T orange juice

  • 1 t fresh rosemary

  • 2 T honey

  • 1/3 C cranberries

 

To make:

Arrange pears, skin side down, in a baking dish. Whisk orange juice, coconut oil, honey, and ginger together and drizzle over fruit. Sprinkle with walnuts and cranberries, and bake in a 350-degree oven till walnuts are toasted and fruit juice is bubbling.

 

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