roasted pear 2Ingredients:

1 tsp Smart Balance Light butter
2 tsp sugar
2 large pears, cored and cut in half
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp thyme, dried
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried rubbed sage
1 c low fat ricotta cheese
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted (I used Healthy Life 100% whole Wheat 35 cal. per slice bread)
2 c baby arugula
(optional) 1/4 c reduced fat blue cheese crumbles

Directions:

 
Top Picture: prior to baking Bottom Picture: after baking, pears are a beautiful roasted color that have deliciously caramelized

Top Picture: prior to baking
Bottom Picture: after baking, pears are a beautiful roasted color that have deliciously caramelized

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil.

2. Coat the bottom of baking dish/foil with butter and sprinkle sugar over the butter. Place pears, cut sides down, in dish. 
3. Drizzle vinegar over pears and sprinkle with thyme. 
4. Cover dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
5. When pears are finished baking, allow to cool in pan for 45 minutes. Cut each pear lengthwise into four equal slices.
6. Combine ricotta cheese, honey, salt, sage, and pepper in a small dish. Stir until smooth.
7. Top each of 4 toasted bread slices with about 1/4 c ricotta mixture, 4 pear slices, 1/2 c arugula, and 1 tbsp blue cheese crumbles (if desired). Top with remaining slice of toasted bread.
 
Yields 4 servings, serving size 1 sandwichphoto 3 (60)
5 points on Weigh Watchers Points+ System
 
I am in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers.
 
Recipe modified from Weight Watchers 2010 Annual recipes for Success.
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