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Pear-Ginger Shooters

November/December 2007

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Fresh ginger and fragrant cinnamon infuse this chilled pear soup. Serve it in large shot glasses. Guests may add a splash of vodka if they like.



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Pear-Ginger Shooters

Makes: 12 servings, about 1/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe Anjou pears, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger, or ginger juice (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Preparation

  1. Stir pears, cider, wine, ginger (or ginger juice) to taste, lemon juice, cinnamon stick and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and gently simmer until the pears are very tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Discard the cinnamon stick. Pour the soup into a large blender or food processor; add honey. Blend or process until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Pour into a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours. Pour into small glasses to serve.

Tips & Notes

  • Note: We use bottled ginger juice (pressed gingerroot) to add the taste of fresh ginger without the work of mincing or grating. Use it to flavor drinks, stir-fries, marinades or anywhere you'd use fresh ginger. Find it in specialty stores or online at gingerpeople.com.

Nutrition

Per serving: 67 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 g fiber; 50 mg sodium; 85 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Poach
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Season
Fall
Winter
Type of Dish
Beverages, alcoholic
Ethnic/Regional
American
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