dish
Honey Poached Pears

8
Serves
282
Calories
14
Nutrients
10
Vitamins

Ingredients

2 cups water
2 cups dry white wine
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
4 strips lemon zest , about 3x1/2 inches in length
8 tablespoons pistachio nuts
8 sprigs mint , for garnish

Cooking Instructions

1. Combine the water, wine, honey, cinnnamon, ginger root, lemon zest and apricots in a large pot.

2. Peel and core the pears, leaving the stems intact, and add them to the pot.

3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the pears are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the pears and apricots from the liquid and let them cool. Simmer the liquid until it becomes syrupy and has reduced to about 1 cup.

4. Finely chop the apricots, dates and pistachio nuts and mix them with the gingersnaps. Stuff about 2 tablespoons of this mixture into the cavity of each pear.

5. Place the stuffed pears on a large serving platter or on individual plates. Drizzle with syrup and garnish with mint sprigs.

Serving Size: 1 pear

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 8
Calories
282
Protein
3 g
Total Carbohydrate
56 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Sugar
42 g
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
4 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
73 %
Percent Calories from Fat
15 %
Vitamin A
9 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Vitamin C
8 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
23 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
42 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
72 mg
Potassium
452 mg
Sodium
228 mg
Zinc
0 mg