Ginger Poached Pears

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Ginger Poached Pears

Ginger Poached Pears

These honey-sweet pears flavored with sparkling ginger will satisfy any sweet tooth!

  • Prep Time:50 minutes
  • Category:Desserts
    Serves: 4
    Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving:1


  • 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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