Green Ginger Pears

Filed under: Breakfast, Dessert, Fruits - Pear.

Makes a lovely Breakfast starter, or desert, if served with ginger ice cream. This recipe uses a traditional Scottish green ginger wine. Green ginger wine can be found in specialty shops.

4 dessert pears
500 ml water
500 ml Crabbies green ginger wine(found in specialty shops)
400g granulated sugar
2 strips lemon peel.
1 tbsp lemon juice.
Small piece of root ginger(or I like to use 1 tablespoon of 'Ginger juice' made by the ginger people.)
Bowl of cold water with squeeze of lemon juice

Dissolve sugar in heated water. Add lemon peel and root ginger. Simmer for 15 min., to let flavors develop. Cut off the top of each pear and place in a bowl of cold water and lemon juice(this prevents the tops from going brown during preparation) Peel the pears carefully. Take a thin slice off the base to make it flat. Remove core. Stand pears in hot syrup and simmer for 10-20 min. Add tops and cook a further 2 min. The flesh of the pear should be soft, but intact. Serve pear and lids with a few spoonfuls of the syrup poured over the top. Works well on its own, or with fresh blueberries in the center of the pear.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

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Camden, ME

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