Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gingered Pear Slices with Walnuts

Looking for an easy, family friendly side dish to jazz up your dinner? I've got a spin-off of my friend, Amiyrah's Cinnamon Apples - which are heaven in a dish. Those apples are so good it's like eating dessert for dinner. Here's a twist for all you pear lovers out there - I'm sure I'm not the only one that loves the sweet flavor of lush, ripe pears when they're in season (or on sale)!

4 large pears (your favorite variety - I like Bosc) ($1.29)
3 T. margarine ($.15)
3 T. brown sugar ($.20)
2 tsp. ground ginger or 1 T. minced gingerroot (I like to use gingerroot, but ground will work fine) ($.20)
1/3 C. chopped walnuts, optional ($.67)

Peel and slice pears. Melt margarine in a 4 quart pot and add all remaining ingredients and cook over medium low for 12-18 minutes, or until pears are fork tender, stirring occasionally.

Top with chopped walnuts, if desired.

Yields = 5 servings
Cost: $2.51 or $.50 per serving

For a twist, serve this as a dessert, topped with some good French vanilla ice cream.


  1. yum! This sounds delicious! I have never cooked pears before but have had them when other people cooked them. Maybe I will try this out. Thank you!