Green tea, delicately flavored with ginger and almond, makes a delightful poaching medium for pears.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2003


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 40 mins

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  • Prepare Matcha Cream.

  • Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a shallow pan or deep skillet. Stir in tea, turn off heat and let steep, covered, for 5 minutes. Pour through a cheesecloth-lined sieve to remove leaves; return tea to the pan.

  • Add sugar, ginger and almond extract and bring just to a boil. Add pears, cut-side up, and poach over low heat until quite tender when pierced with a wooden skewer. Transfer to a bowl and let the pears cool in the poaching liquid.

  • Serve at room temperature or chilled. Use a slotted spoon to place two pear halves in each dessert dish. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the poaching liquid over the pears. Serve with a generous dollop of Matcha Cream and garnish with almonds.

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Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 97.1g; dietary fiber 7.3g; sugars 83.5g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 23.6mg; vitamin a iu 318.3IU; vitamin c 11.3mg; folate 24.1mcg; calcium 148.7mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 33.2mg; potassium 426.1mg; sodium 56.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 fruit, 1/2 low-fat milk, 3 other carbohydrate, 1 fat