Pears Flambé

Makes 6 Servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Bartlett pear halves, in juice or light syrup
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1/4 cup brandy, optional

    Drain pears, reserving all liquid. Melt margarine in medium frying pan. Stir in brown sugar, lemon juice, pumpkin pie spice and reserved pear liquid. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, until mixture is reduced and thickened. Stir in pears and cherries; boil 5 minutes until mixture thickens. Transfer pears and sauce to serving dish. Meanwhile heat, but do not boil, brandy in a small saucepan. Light with a match and pour flaming brandy over pears to serve. ALTERNATIVE: Heat brandy to boiling and stir into pear mixture before transferring to serving dish.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 171
    Protein: 1g
    Carbohydrate: 30g
    Fiber: 2g
    Fat: 4g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 54mg