- 4 large ripe pears, peeled and cut in half down the middle, stems in tact
- 250 g cranberries or strawberries (thawed if frozen)
- 1 tablespoon walnuts, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 150 ml dry white wine
- a few drops red food coloring
- mint leaves, to decorate
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- Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
- Peel pears and cut in half down the middle, trying to keep the stems intact. Remove seeds for pears with a small knife. Chop some of the fruit into small cubes (2 tablespoons). Combine cubes of fruit with walnuts and 1 tablespoon honey.
- Place pear halves into a baking pan. Spread the nut mixture over pears, dividing it evenly among them.
- Add the remaining fruit, honey, wine and a few drops of food coloring (optional) to a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes until it reduces and thickens slightly.
- Use a spoon to drizzle syrup over pears, being careful not to move the nut mixture in the process.
- Cover baking pan loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes, basting pears with syrup 3-4 times.
- Serve warm or cold. Garnish with mint leaves.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.