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Ginger-Almond Pears

Ginger-Almond Pears
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 8

Poached pears partner with frozen yogurt for a light and refreshing dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups sugar
1 1/2
cups water
1/3
cup chopped crystallized ginger
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon almond extract
4
Anjou pears, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and cored
1/4
cup sliced almonds
4
teaspoons sugar
1
cup vanilla frozen yogurt

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the water, ginger and lemon juice. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted. Stir in almond extract. Add pear halves; cover and return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer covered 8 to 10 minutes or until pears are tender when pierced with tip of knife. Remove pears from liquid, using slotted spoon, to bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2
    Boil remaining pear liquid over high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and syrupy. Cool 30 to 40 minutes or until warm. Refrigerate 2 hours or until serving.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook almonds over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until just beginning to brown. Sprinkle 4 teaspoons sugar over almonds. Continue cooking and stirring 2 to 3 minutes longer or until sugar is melted and almonds are coated. Spread almond mixture on sheet of foil sprayed with cooking spray. Cool 2 to 3 minutes; break apart.
  • 4
    Place pear halves, cut sides up, in individual dessert bowls. (If desired, cut thin slice from rounded side of each pear half so that it won't roll around in bowl.)
  • 5
    Place small scoop (about 2 tablespoons) frozen yogurt in center of each pear half. Spoon syrup over top. Sprinkle with almonds.

Expert Tips

  • A small (#50) ice cream scoop works great for scooping ice cream onto pears.
  • Crystallized ginger can be found in the produce section of supermarkets in small plastic bags. It can also be found in jars in the spice section of a supermarket, but buying it this way is more expensive.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
53g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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