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Dessert for diabetics: Pears in nightshirts

Updated on April 11, 2015


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To be a diabetic, you have to take extra special care in what you eat. Pears in Nightshirts is one of many healthy alternatives to the usual sugary sweetness.

Although every individual diabetic has a certain strict diet, most ingredients used in the making of special dishes reflect healthy diabetic dietary needs.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves 4


  • 4 medium ripe pears, with stalks
  • 25 g ginger, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons quark
  • 4 sheets filo pastry
  • 1/2 teaspoon icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel and core the pears from the base, ensuring that the stalks stay intact.
  3. Mix ginger and quark to stuff each pear.
  4. Sprinkle one sheet of filo with a little water and cover the pears with it. Set them on a non-stick baking tray.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until crisp and golden. You may need to turn them over while baking to ensure that they are evenly cooked.
  6. Put the icing sugar in a sieve and sprinkle over the top of the pears. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Sodium 14 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      I thought a quark was an elementary particle. I was not aware that they could be eaten as well!

      Interesting a useful and voted up.