Wednesday, July 18, 2012

cinnamon ginger pears

I found this idea online recently when I was searching for a recipe that incorporated ginger in a kid-friendly and easy-to-swallow way.  My boy had a sore throat, and I'd read that ginger helped with that (or maybe helped with Strep... I had searched that at one point, too).  Anyway, I came across this concept and decided to tweak it and make it my own.  I tried it out on my kiddos.  They both LOVED it!  It didn't hurt that I topped the pears with a teensy bit of whipped cream.  (That makes everything feel more festive, right?)  But still, I was quite happy that they were happy.  We will definitely be making this again... either as a low-calorie and healthy snack ... or maybe as a topping for ice cream (shame, shame.  I know.  But it would be delish).  Try it out.  Go on.  You've got five minutes!

RECIPE: Cinnamon Ginger Pears

Serves: 3
Calories: 83

1 (15 oz) can pear halves (in juice, not syrup)
1/2 tsp sugar
dash ginger
dash cinnamon
(opt) whipped cream

Drain about half of the liquid from the can of pears.  Then dump the remaining contents into a small frying pan over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil, and simmer 2 minutes.  Sprinkle the pears with sugar, ginger and cinnamon.  Continue to cook for about 3-5 minutes longer, or until soft.  Dish the pears up (two halves per serving) and top with a small dollop of whipped cream (opt).  Serve warm.