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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 Bosc pears, halved lengthwise and cored
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dry couscous
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried figs
  • 2 tablespoons Roche Bros. chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme plus additional for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Place pears, cut side up, in prepared dish; brush with lemon juice. Bake 30 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. In small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork; stir in figs, walnuts, thyme and pepper. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
  3. Fill pears with couscous mixture; bake 10 minutes or until couscous mixture is heated through. In small bowl, whisk cheeses.
  4. Serve pears topped with cheese mixture sprinkled with thyme, if desired.

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Use a melon baller to core pears.

NUTRITION
  • (1 stuffed pear)
  • 260 Calories
  • 11g Fat (5g Saturated)
  • 26mg Cholesterol
  • 193mg Sodium
  • 34g Carbohydrates
  • 5g Fiber
  • 8g Protein

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