Easy baked pears

Easy baked pears
  • Low phosphate
  • Low potassium
  • Low protein
  • Low salt
  • Vegetarian
  • Dessert
  • Special occasion
  • 30 minutes or less
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A simple warming dessert, low in salt, potassium and phosphate which is suitable for everyone as a special treat.


4 pears, ripe

4 tablespoons reduced-fat crème fraiche

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons clear honey

8 ginger biscuits


  1. Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 190°C/gas mark 5.

  2. Step 2

    Cut each pear in half. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the cores and make a dip in the centre of each one. Place them cut-side up on a large baking sheet.

  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle over the cinnamon and drizzle with the honey.

  4. Step 4

    Roast the pears in the oven for 10-15 minutes until soft. Crush some ginger biscuits and sprinkle on top. Add a spoonful of crème fraiche to serve.

Food facts

The main source of carbohydrate in this dish comes from the honey, ginger biscuits and pears. The carbohydrate value of this dish has been provided for those who have been trained in insulin adjustment.

Crème fraiche contains some phosphate. Whipped double cream or clotted cream are lower phosphate alternatives.

Use gluten-free ginger biscuits or leave them out.

Use oat crème fraiche or soya yogurt in the dip and use syrup in place of the honey.

If you want to reduce the amount of sugar you eat, you could use an artificial sweetener instead of the honey.

This is a relatively low-cost recipe. All the ingredients can be readily purchased at all supermarkets. Pears come into season in the autumn months so they are likely to be even cheaper at this time. Tinned pears could also be used.

Leftover pears should be refrigerated and eaten within a day.