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Pear Ginger Compote

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Pear Ginger Compote

Pears in Love

Jody Hoy
This warming pear compote is delicious for dessert, a snack, or with oatmeal for breakfast. Try dressing it up with Walnut Cream and mint leaves for a simple but elegant finish to a fall dinner.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 Bosc or Bartlett pears, peeled, cut in half and cored
  • 12 dried apricots
  • 4 slices fresh ginger root, each about 1/4-inch thick and the size of a quarter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups organic pear juice or cider (apple juice or cider may be substituted)

Preparation:

Place pears, apricots, ginger and cinnamon in a large saucepan and add juice.

Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes, until pears are tender.

Remove pears to a bowl, increase heat to medium high, and cook apricots and juice an additional 5 minutes.

Discard ginger slices and cinnamon stick, spoon apricots and juice over pears, and serve.

Serves 4.

Copyright 2008 by Jen Hoy

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