Sliced Pears with Orange-Chocolate Dip

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If serving the pears on a buffet, cut into 1/4-inch slices, and toss in a large bowl with lemon juice to prevent browning. Put the dip in a serving bowl on a platter, and surround it with the pears.

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Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz. container low-fat ricotta
  • 3 Tbs. orange marmalade
  • 2 Tbs. orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 large pears, preferably red Bartlett
  • 1 lemon, halved

Preparation

  1. Mix ricotta, marmalade, liqueur and chocolate in bowl until combined.
  2. Slice each pear in half lengthwise, scoop out core and make 1?4-inch slices from round end almost to stem. Place pear halves cut side down on plates. Fan out slices; sprinkle with lemon juice. Place 3 tablespoons of dip on each plate, and fan pear half on top. Serve with bowl of Sweet and Spicy Pecans.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 8 dinner servings, 16-20 appetizers
  • Calories: 150
  • Carbohydrate Content: 22 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 15 mg
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 70 mg
  • Sugar Content: 14 g