Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  85
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  10 mg
  • Potassium  130 mg
  • Phosphorus  11 mg
  • Calcium  16 mg
  • Fiber  2.6 g

Zingy Spiced Pears

If it's something different yet yummy you want for dessert, try the kidney-friendly recipe for Zingy Spiced Pears.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Ilene from Maryland.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 4 pear slices or 1/12 of recipe


    • 6 medium pears, peeled and sliced
    • 3/4 cup Splenda® brown sugar blend
    • 2 tablespoons crystalized ginger 
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons rum extract
    • 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 tablespoon margarine


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Arrange pear slices in an 11” x 7” x 2” baking dish.
    3. Combine Splenda brown sugar blend, ginger, rum extract, cinnamon and allspice. 
    4. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over pears.
    5. Dot with margarine.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes.
    7. Serve hot or refrigerate at least 1 hour to serve chilled.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Bartlett amd Bosc pears are the best varieties for baking.
    • People without diabetes may prefer to use regular brown sugar.
    • Replace allspice with pumpkin pie spice if desired.

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