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Gingery Pears in Green Tea Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Total Time: Half Day
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Gingery Pears in Green Tea

Photo by: Colin Erricson

I love the combination of ginger and pears in this light but delicious dessert. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and top with a dollop of vanilla yogurt for a perfect finish to a substantial meal.

Yield: Makes 8 servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups (1 l) boiling water
  • 2 tbsp (25 ml) green tea leaves
  • 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 25 ml) grated ginger root (see Tips)
  • ½ cup (125 ml) liquid honey (125 ml)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) almond extract
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) grated lemon zest
  • 8 firm pears, such as Bosc, peeled, cored and cut into quarters lengthwise
  • Toasted sliced almonds, optional
  • Low-fat vanilla yogurt, optional

Directions

1. In a pot, combine boiling water and green tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into slow cooker stoneware.

2. Add gingerroot, honey, almond extract and lemon zest and stir well. Add pears. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours or on High for 3 hours, until pears are tender. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and chill thoroughly. Serve garnished with toasted almonds and a dollop of yogurt, if using.

Make Ahead

This dessert should be made early in the day or the night before so it can be well chilled before serving.

Notes

Works best in a small (3½ quart) slow cooker

I prefer a strong ginger taste in these pears, but some might feel it overpowers the taste of the pears. Vary the amount of ginger to suit your preference. When poaching, use firmer pears, such as Bosc, for best results.


© 2007 Judith Finlayson
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information does not include optional Toasted sliced almonds or Low-fat vanilla yogurt.

170kcal (9%)
6mg (0%)
45g
6g
0g (0%)
0g
0g (0%)
0g
0g
0mg (0%)
35g
1g
15mg
230mg
2mcg RAE (0%)
8mg (13%)
21mg (2%)
0mg (2%)
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