Gingered Pear Sauce

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Serve this as you would applesauce - with ham, pork, or by itself.
3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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8 cups sliced peeled Anjou, Bartlett, or Bosc pear (8 large pears)
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
2 tablespoons brandy or apple juice


Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; toss well to coat. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pear mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Add sugar and crystallized ginger; cook 5 minutes or until the liquid almost evaporates. Remove from heat, and stir in brandy.

Created date

January 2000

Nutritional Information

Calories 182
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.2 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 44.1 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 30 mg