Gingered Peach Gratin

July/August 1993, The EatingWell Diet (2007), The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Ground ginger and gingersnaps are a spicy complement to sweet peaches. Check the natural foods section of your supermarket and read the nutrition labels on your gingersnaps to find a brand without trans fats.

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Gingered Peach Gratin

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 gingersnaps, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place peaches cut-side up in a shallow 1-quart baking dish. Bring sugar, lemon juice, water and ginger to a simmer in a small saucepan. Pour over the peaches and sprinkle with gingersnaps.
  3. Bake until the peaches are tender and the syrup is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.


Per serving: 168 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 46 mg sodium; 306 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 other carbohydrate

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