Pear-Ginger Shooters

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From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 2007

Fresh ginger and fragrant cinnamon infuse this chilled pear soup. Serve it in large shot glasses. Guests may add a splash of vodka if they like.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 4 ripe Anjou pears, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger, or ginger juice (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

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  1. Stir pears, cider, wine, ginger (or ginger juice) to taste, lemon juice, cinnamon stick and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and gently simmer until the pears are very tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Discard the cinnamon stick. Pour the soup into a large blender or food processor; add honey. Blend or process until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Pour into a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours. Pour into small glasses to serve.
  • Note: We use bottled ginger juice (pressed gingerroot) to add the taste of fresh ginger without the work of mincing or grating. Use it to flavor drinks, stir-fries, marinades or anywhere you'd use fresh ginger. Find it in specialty stores or online at gingerpeople.com.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1/3 cup
  • Per serving: 69 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; g added sugars; 15 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 50 mg sodium; 88 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit

Reviews 1

March 20, 2010
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By: korglj01
these are perfect for a fall party! wonderful flavor! Pros: Cons: