Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ginger Poached Pears with Honey

8 Bartlett pears ($.2.75)
1/2 C. apple juice or cider ($.15)
1/4 C. sugar ($.05)
1 T. lemon juice ($.05)
1/2 tsp. ground ginger ($.05)
2-3 T. honey ($.35)

In a medium sized sauce pot, add apples juice, lemon juice, ginger, and sugar - heat over low heat.

While the juices come to a light simmer, peel and quarter the pears. Remove the core, stem, and seeds. When the sauce comes to a simmer, add in the pears and cook for 3-5 minutes, until the pears are tender. Drizzle with honey.

Serve hot, topped with French vanilla ice cream.
Sprinkle with toasted nuts (walnut, almond, hazelnut, or pecans) if desired.

Yields = 6-8 servings
Cost: $3.40
Cost per serving: $.57


  1. With pears being in season, this recipe is going to look great on my menu for Thanksgiving - between this and the apple pie filling recipe, I'm going to look like I slaved all day in the kitchen.

  2. FrugalFrancineNovember 30, 2011

    Pears are on sale and I was looking for a simple way to use them - this recipe looks so easy, thanks for sharing it!