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Pears in Orange Sauce

This is one of my favorite easy desserts to serve to guests. There is hardly any prep involved, and everyone enjoys it after a big meal.—Audrey Friberg, Fridley, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1 inch)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Pirouette cookies or cookies of your choice


  • Drain pears, reserving liquid; set pears aside. Place liquid in a small saucepan; add the orange juice concentrate, cinnamon stick and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add pears; cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Discard cinnamon stick. Spoon pears into dessert dishes; drizzle with sauce. Dollop with cream cheese and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve with cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 195 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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