After the decadence of the holidays, we have all probably vowed to change our eating habits. In order to support our new year's resolutions, the best thing I can do, is not offer any temptations... well at least not such guilty temptations. So, today's dessert is light and rich, without any butter or chocolate. In many foreign countries they actually eat fruit for dessert because of its natural sweetness, a tendency that I suggest we all adopt. Besides, a fruity dessert is the perfect end to a meal heavy in temptations! To make my recipe for gingered pears,
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
1/4 cup sliced peeled ginger
4 peeled pears
- Combine sugar, water, and sliced peeled ginger in a pot and cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
- Add peeled pears and poach in simmering liquid until tender.
- Reduce liquid to a syrup.
- Serve over pears.
If ginger's not your thing, you can always create your own flavor. Try cinnamon, orange, or berries. Follow the techniques found in my Simply Simple Syrups post and let us know how it goes!