Tender pears are topped with a delicious lemony-ginger sauce in this easy-to-make dessert. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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(R) Granular, Truvia(R) Spoonable, or Sweet'N Low(R) 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 Facts

122 calories; 3 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 27 mg sodium. 166 mg potassium; 25.6 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 115 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 10 mcg folate; 14 mg calcium; 12 mg magnesium;