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Chinese Pears

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  Ripe pears 4
  Water 1 Quart
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Cloves 4
  Chopped walnuts 3 Tablespoon
  Chopped dates 3 Tablespoon
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon peel 1 , cut in strips
  Toasted slivered almonds 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon

Peel the pears, cut them in half lengthwise and remove the core, or use whole, as desired.
Place pears in a baking dish, cut side up.
Cover with water, add sugar, cinnamon and cloves and poach until tender.
In a saucepan, mix together walnuts, dates, honey, ginger, lemon juice and peel.
Add a little water and heat gently.
Serve pears with sauce, garnished with almonds.

Recipe Summary

Garnish, Pear
Gourmet, Healthy

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