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Ginger Poached Pears

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Ingredients
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Maple syrup/Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Tablespoon
  Grated fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Firm pears 6
  Mint sprigs 6 (For Garnish)
Directions

In an 8" X 8" baking dish, combine the water, maple syrup or honey, lemon juice, lemon rind, and ginger.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until boiling.
Using a vegetable peeler, remove a thin slice of skin from the upper end of each pear; keep the stems intact.
Stand the pears in the dish.
Cover with wax paper, allowing the stems to poke through.
Microwave on high for a total of 7 to 9 minutes, rotating the dish a quarter turn twice during this time, until the pears are tender.
Transfer the pears to a serving plate.
Microwave the cooking liquid on high for 10 minutes, or until reduced by half.
Pour over the pears and let cool.
Chill.
Serve garnished with the mint.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Ginger

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