Pear-Cornmeal Shortcakes with Oven-Roasted Pears Recipe

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Pear-Cornmeal Shortcakes with Oven-Roasted Pears
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  1. For pears: Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine first 6 ingredients in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish; toss to blend. Cover dish with foil and bake until pears are tender, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes. Uncover. Mix in cranberries and bake until cranberries are tender but still hold shape, about 15 minutes. Cool fruit mixture. Maintain oven temperature.
  2. For biscuits: Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Blend flour, cornmeal, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in processor. Add butter; using on/off turns, blend until butter is cut into pea-size pieces. Add buttermilk; using on/off turns, blend until dough comes together. Pat out dough on floured surface to scant 3/4-inch thickness. Using 2 3/4-inch-diameter cutter, cut out 4 biscuits. Gather scraps; pat out to scant 3/4-inch thickness. Cut out 2 more biscuits.
  3. Arrange biscuits on prepared sheet; brush with beaten egg. Bake until golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
  4. Beat cream and powdered sugar in medium bowl to stiff peaks. Cut biscuits horizontally in half. Place bottoms on plates. Top each with pear mixture, whipped cream, then biscuit tops.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 727.05 Kcal (3044 kJ)
Calories from fat 244.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.19g 42%
Cholesterol 90.97mg 30%
Sodium 438.39mg 18%
Potassium 566.68mg 12%
Total Carbs 117.74g 39%
Sugars 69.95g 280%
Dietary Fiber 6.92g 28%
Protein 8.23g 16%
Vitamin C 24.2mg 40%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 132.8mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 215.21 Kcal (901 kJ)
Calories from fat 72.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.05g 42%
Cholesterol 26.93mg 30%
Sodium 129.77mg 18%
Potassium 167.74mg 12%
Total Carbs 34.85g 39%
Sugars 20.71g 280%
Dietary Fiber 2.05g 28%
Protein 2.44g 16%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 40%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 39.3mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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