No-fuss Pear Shortcakes
Buy pears, canned or fresh, then look for ready-made dessert shells in your grocer’s produce section. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll have a delicious, healthful dessert that everyone will love. For variety, substitute with peaches, strawberries -- and whatever strikes your fancy! Yum!
Makes 4 servings (1 shortcake per serving)
1 can (16 ounces) sliced pears packed in juice, drained
½ teaspoon almond extract
4 prepared sponge cake shells
Nondairy frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. In a small bowl combine the pears and almond extract. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
2. Spoon the pears into the sponge cake shells. Garnish with whipped topping and almonds.
Nutrition information (per serving)
24 g carbohydrates
3 g protein
5 g fat
2 g fiber
69 mg cholesterol
Recipe developed by Pat Baird, registered dietitian and member of the National Heartburn Alliance Board of Directors. She is also the author of numerous award-winning articles and cookbooks, including Be Good to Your Gut.