Cranberry-Pecan Baked Peaches

Fresh peaches are halved and baked with a tantalizing blend of dried cranberries and finely chopped pecans.




Serves 4; 2 peach halves and 2 tablespoons cranberry mixture per serving

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1 ½ tablespoons honey

1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries

3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans

4 medium unpeeled peaches, nectarines, or pears, halved, pitted, and skin pierced in several places with a fork

2 teaspoons light tub margarine

½ teaspoon grated peeled gingerroot

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Lightly spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Pour the honey into the pan. Heat the pan in the oven for 2 minutes, or until the honey is slightly runny. Remove from the oven, tilting the pan and swirling so the honey lightly coats the bottom.

Sprinkle the cranberries and pecans in the pan. Place the peaches with the cut side down over the cranberry mixture. (Some of the mixture may not be covered.) Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the peaches are tender.

Arrange the peaches with the cut side up on a serving plate. Stir the margarine and gingerroot into the pan juices. Spoon the cranberry mixture into the cavities in the peaches. Spoon the pan juices over all. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Copyright © 2014 by the American Diabetes Association, Inc.® and American Heart Association. Published by the American Diabetes Association. Available from booksellers everywhere.

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