Gingered Pears

Gingered Pears

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Tender pears are topped with a delicious lemony-ginger sauce in this easy-to-make dessert.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 small pears, cored (about 1½ pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger


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  1. Fill a large Dutch oven with water to a depth of 1 inch. Bring water to boiling. Place a steamer basket in the Dutch oven. Place pears in the steamer basket. Cover and steam for 7 to 9 minutes or until fruit is tender. Remove fruit from steamer basket.
  2. Meanwhile, for lemon sauce, in a small saucepan heat and stir sugar, water, lemon peel, lemon juice, butter, and ground ginger over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
  3. To serve, place pears in four dessert dishes. Divide lemon sauce among the dishes and sprinkle with crystallized ginger.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute-sugar blend, we recommend Splenda® Granular, Truvia® Spoonable, or Sweet'N Low® packets or bulk. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 tablespoon sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 101 cal., 20 g carb. (12 g sugars). Exchanges: 0 carb.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 122 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; 115 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 14 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 27 mg sodium; 166 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

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