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

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: 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

189.8 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugars 11g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 25.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 5.7mg 9% DV; folate 1.3mcg; calcium 7.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.6mg 2% DV; potassium 65.8mg 2% DV; sodium 11mg.