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Sherry Sauced Pears

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  Pears 3 Medium
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cream sherry/Port 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped toasted pecans 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla ice cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)

Halve pears lengthwise.
Peel pears.
Remove and discard cores.
Place halves, cut side down, on cutting board.
To fan each pear half, make lengthwise cuts from blossom end to, but not through, stem end.
Cut six 18x12-inch pieces of heavy foil.
Place one pear half, cut side down, on one piece of foil.
Repeat with remaining pear halves and foil.
Fold up foil around pears.
In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, water, sherry, margarine, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
Cook and stir over medium heat till heated through.
Immediately spoon about 2 tablespoons of the mixture over each pear half, bring up long edges of foil and, leaving a little space for expansion of steam, tightly seal top, then each end.
Place foil packets in center of the cooking grill.
Grill about 15 minutes or till pears are tender.
Remove pears from grill; open packets.
Carefully transfer pears to dessert dishes, spooning sauce over top.
Sprinkle each serving with about 1 tablespoon of the pecans.
Serve with ice cream.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1926 Calories from Fat 628

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 71 g109.1%

Saturated Fat 29.3 g146.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 158.4 mg52.8%

Sodium 935.3 mg39%

Total Carbohydrates 306 g102.1%

Dietary Fiber 23.1 g92.5%

Sugars 214.9 g

Protein 20 g40.7%

Vitamin A 43.7% Vitamin C 52.7%

Calcium 60.3% Iron 27.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sherry Sauced Pears Recipe