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Pear Fans With Orange Syrup

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Ingredients
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Finely shredded orange/Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon, finely shredded
  Bartlett/Other pears 3 Medium
  Shredded orange peel/Lemon peel 1 Tablespoon
Directions

In a 1- to 2-quart pan, combine sugar, orange juice, butter, and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice; cook over high heat, stirring, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
Stir in the 1 teaspoon orange peel, then divide orange syrup equally among 6 dessert plates.
Cut pears in half lengthwise.
Remove core and blossom end from each half.
Cut each pear half lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, leaving stem end intact.
Drizzle pear halves with remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Place a pear half, cut side down, atop syrup on each plate.
With flat of a knife, gently press down on each pear to fan out slices.
Garnish with orange peel, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy

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