Serve this special drink at your next cocktail party. Your guests will love how the subtle pear flavor contrasts with the citrusy orange juice. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Pear Puree


Instructions Checklist
  • For puree, bring pears, the water, sugar, and orange juice to boiling in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until the pears are soft. Cool slightly. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process for 30 seconds or until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl; discard solids.

  • For cocktail, combine 1/4 cup Pear Puree, the vodka, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes; cover and shake 10 to 15 seconds. Strain the liquid into a martini glass. Add club soda. If desired, serve with cinnamon and an orange twist and/or pear slice.


Tip: We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for this recipe.

To make ahead: The pear puree (Step 1) can be refrigerated for up to one day.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 11 mg sodium. 66 mg potassium; 18.4 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 26 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 1 mcg folate; 8 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium;