Ginger Poached Pears
By 30 Minutes or Less
These honey-sweet pears flavored with sparkling ginger will satisfy any sweet tooth!

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  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
Category: Desserts
Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: White, Green

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (24 oz) ginger ale, diet
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest or coarsely grated peel
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp ginger, shredded
  • 4 large pears
  • 4 large mint leaves
  • Freshly grate nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 4 lemon slices, ultra thin (for decoration)

Directions

  1. Combine ginger ale, honey, lemon zest and ginger in deep sauce pan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, peel 3/4 of each whole pear and do not remove stem.
  3. Place pears into ginger ale mixture, lower heat, cover and simmer until almost tender (about 15-20 minutes). Turn pears to ensure even cooking.
  4. Once pears are cooked, remove from ginger ale mixture. Reduce mixture down to 3/4 cup.
  5. Heat mixture on high. Once heated, strain over pears and allow to cool.
  6. Place each pear in a shallow soup bowl and wrap a slice of lemon around the stem, tuck a mint leaf into the lemon slice and sprinkle with nutmeg. Drizzle with sour cream.
  7. Serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    130
  • Carbohydrates:    31g
  • Total Fat:    1.5g
  • Cholesterol:    5mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    10%
  • Sodium:    50 mg
  • Protein:    1g
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