Roasted Pear with Strawberry Relish

Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2/3 cup (about 10 ounces) frozen whole strawberries, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 4 firm, ripe pears
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
Directions
  1. To make Strawberry Relish, in microwave, heat cranberry sauce in large Pyrex bowl for 2 minutes on high power, or heat in saucepan over low heat until warm. Stir in strawberries, pecans, ginger and orange zest. Keep warm.
  2. Peel pears; cut in half. With spoon, scoop out seeds and enough flesh to make a large cavity.
  3. Place pears on baking sheet, cut side up, and brush with butter. Turn pears over and brush with butter again.
  4. Place under broiler until pears start to brown; turn pears over with spatula and broil cut sides until they start to brown, about 4 minutes on each side.
  5. Fill cavity of each pear half with 1/4 cup Strawberry Relish.

Nutritional Information Nutrition Information Per Serving:
204 calories; 7 g fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium; 38 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 1 g protein Makes 8 servings

Brought to you by the – California Strawberry Comission