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Pears with cheese & honey

Our dietitians' favourite

This is the Pears with cheese & honey recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 6 Servings
pears with cheese honey


  • 3 pears
  • 4 oz (120 g) Canadian Swiss cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) wild flower honey
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Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).

Cut pears in half, remove core and some of the flesh. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, cut side down, and cook for 5 min.

Turn pear halves over and fill cavity with cheese and pumpkin seeds.

Cook in the oven for 5-7 more min or until cheese begins to brown.

Drizzle with honey and serve hot or warm.

Note:Slice off a little of the rounded side of the pear halves so they don’t tip over.


Health & wellness

Increase your fibre intake by not peeling pears. The skin contains about half of a pear’s total dietary fibre.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Swiss cheese, Provolone, Havarti.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 146 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 18 g
Fat: 7 g
Fibre: 2.9 g
Sodium: 127 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 4 % / 46 mg
Folate: 9 %
Magnesium: 10 %
Vitamin B12: 17 %
Zinc: 9 %