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Poached Ginger Pears

Photo: David Prince
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pears
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 17 mg
  • calories 195
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 51 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • fat 0 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • iron 0 mg
  • protein 1 mg
  • satfat 0 g
  • sodium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Peel, halve lengthwise, and core pears. Combine water, sugar, cloves, and ground ginger in a large, deep skillet. Heat to simmering, then add the pears to the liquid. Cook, basting occasionally, until tender yet firm, about 10 minutes. Remove the pears. Increase heat to high. Boil the liquid until it is reduced and syrupy. Pour over the pears. Serve warm or chilled.