• 2 small ripe pears
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Garnish: Mint leaves (optional)


  1. Slice pears in half and remove core. Cut a thin slice from the rounded side of the pear so that it will sit flat.
  2. Toast slivered almonds in a toaster oven until slightly golden, about 30 seconds.
  3. Place pear halves on 2 small dessert plates and sprinkle almond extract in the cored center of each half.
  4. Spoon slivered almonds in the cored center and place sprig of mint on the side.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 2 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 141
Fat: 5 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 1 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Sugars: 18 grams

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Diabetic Exchanges

1-1/2 Fruit, 1 Fat

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