Ginger Poached Pears

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (24 oz.) ginger ale, diet
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest or coarsely grated peel
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ginger, shredded
  • 4 large pears
  • 4 large mint leaves
  • Freshly grate nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 lemon slices, ultra thin (for decoration)

Instructions

  1. Combine ginger ale, honey, lemon zest and ginger in deep saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, peel 3/4 of each whole pear and do not remove stem.
  4. Place pears into ginger ale mixture, lower heat, cover and simmer until almost tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  5. Turn pears to ensure even cooking.
  6. Once pears are cooked, remove from ginger ale mixture.
  7. Reduce mixture down to 3/4 cup.
  8. Heat mixture on high.
  9. Once heated, strain over pears and allow to cool.
  10. Place each pear in a shallow soup bowl and wrap a slice of lemon around the stem, tuck a mint leaf into the lemon slice and sprinkle with nutmeg.
  11. Drizzle with sour cream.
  12. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 4
Calories: 143
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugar: 25 g
Sodium: 25 mg
Carbs: 38 g
Protein: 1 g

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