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

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: 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

122.3 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 17.4g; fat 3g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 114.9IU 2% DV; vitamin c 8.4mg 14% DV; folate 10.1mcg 3% DV; calcium 14.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 11.8mg 4% DV; potassium 166mg 5% DV; sodium 27.4mg 1% DV.