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Hot Gingered Pears

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Ingredients
  Canned pear halves 58 Ounce (2 Cans, 1 Pound, 13 Ounces Each)
  Whole cloves 24
  Cinnamon sticks 2 (2 Inch Size)
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 4 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped crystallized ginger 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Drain pears well, reserving 1 1/2 cups syrup.
In 2-quart bowl, combine reserved syrup, 10 cloves, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg.
MICROWAVE 4 to 6 MINUTES on HIGH, or until mixture boils.
Reduce setting.
MICROWAVE 4 MINUTES on '6'.
Remove and discard cloves.
Add lemon juice, lemon and orange peels, gingers and butter.
Mix well.
MICROWAVE 4 to 6 MINUTES on '6', or until slightly thickened.
Arrange pear halves in (12 x 8-inch) baking dish.
Insert 1 or 2 cloves in each.
Pour hot syrup over pears.
MICROWAVE 5 MINUTES on '6', basting pears with syrup several times.
Serve hot or cold.
Will keep in jars several days, refrigerated.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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