Dreamy Pears

May 19, 2010

Makes 4 serving

1/3 cup cream cheese
1 Tbl. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup chopped pecans (reserve 2 Tbl.)
2 firm fresh pears, peeled
¼ cup orange juice

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, honey, vanilla and pecans. Set aside. Peel and cut pear in half lengthwise and remove core. Place cut side down in a microwave safe dish. Add orange juice and poach in microwave at full power until pears are soft, 2-3 minutes. Place pear half, core side up, in a serving dish. Spoon ¼ of the cream cheese mixture into each pear half and generously sprinkle reserved chopped pecans over the pears.

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