Fruit & Ginger Pears

Fruit and Ginger Pears

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Fruit & Ginger Pears

Serves: 6

Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Equipment: 4-quart Stockpot

  • 6 medium pears, cored
  • 1 8 ¾ ounce (250 g) can fruit cocktail, drained, reserving syrup to measuring cup
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoon crystallized ginger, chopped or fresh ginger, grated blade #1
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry

Add enough water to syrup from fruit cocktail to make 2/3 cup (160 ml) of liquid. In the 4-quart (4 L) Stockpot, combine reserved syrup/water mixture, orange juice, and ginger. Place pears upright in liquid and bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover (vent closed) and cook 40 minutes. Remove pears to individual serving bowls.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water, mix well. Stir cornstarch/water mixture into hot syrup, stirring until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in sherry and fruit cocktail.

To Serve: Spoon fruit cocktail sauce over pears, can be served warm or cold.

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN PER SERVING: Calories 173; Fat Grams 1; Carbohydrate Grams 41; Protein Grams 1; Cholesterol mg 0; Sodium mg 8.

THE POINT SYSTEM: Calorie Points 2 ½; Protein Points 0; Fat Grams 1; Sodium Points 0; Fiber Points 2; Carbohydrate Points 2 ½; Cholesterol Points 0.