Thursday, January 26, 2012


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This is a fast, delicious dessert for anytime. And it's a great dish to serve guests, or just enjoy by the warmth of your fireplace alone. It's so much better than a store bought dessert!


Courtesy of Chef Jackie Olden © 2012


4 firm ripe pears
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup dry sherry or water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup cream

Peel pears core and slice each into eight pieces. Melt butter in a 2 quart baking dish. Stir in sugar, ginger, sherry and lemon juice. Cook on HIGH 3 to 5 minutes, or until mixture boils rapidly. Stir in pear slices, and spoon syrup over to coat each piece. Cover with waxed paper. Reduce setting to MEDIUM, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until pears are tender. Serve in dessert dishes, topped with warmed cream.

Serves 4 to 6.

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