We planned for a nice meal that had sweet potato and pear side dish. Husband bought all the ingredients but was running late from work, so I was left to cook. I looked in the pantry for pears but all I found were apples, so I improvised. It turned out OK.
Of course the pears were there. They were red. I just assumed they would be yellow. So now I have rather unripe pears and no chocolate on a Friday night.
This is what is simmering on my stove at the moment:
Poached Ginger Pears
- Combine 1 cup water with sugar, whole 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.
By Jane Kirby and Leslie Pendleton, April 2004
- Per Serving
- Calories 195
- Calcium 17mg
- Carbohydrate 51g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Fat 0g
- Fiber 5g
- Iron 0mg
- Protein 1mg
- Sat Fat 0g
- Sodium 2mg
Recipe courtesy of www.realsimple.com.