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Baked Pears with Ginger

Baked Pears with Ginger & Fruit Compote

Ingredients

  • 3 Bosc, d’Anjou or other pears
  • 1/2 cup dark grape juice
  • 1 cup apple juice, sugar free
  • 1 tbls grated ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tspn ground allspice
  • Compote
    • 1 tbls orange juice, sugar free
    • 1/2 cup apple juice, sugar free
    • 1/2 cup Buderim ginger, diced
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
    • Pinch sea salt
    • 3/4 cup dried pears, organic
    • 1/2 cup raisins, organic
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • Bush Honey yoghurt or rice dream ice cream
    • 2 tbls Shredded mint

Method

  1. Core pear and peel lower half.
  2. In a bowl whisk together grape and apple juices, ginger cinnamon and allspice.
  3. Place the pears in a baking pan with the liquid.
  4. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until tender.
  5. Pour the liquid into a small saucepan and simmer until reduced to a syrup, about 10 minutes.  Set aside.
  6. Compote
    1. In a medium saucepan add the orange & apple juices, diced ginger, spices, salt and dried fruit.
    2. Stir well and simmer until fruit plumps up. This will take about 10 minutes. Cool in a metal bowl.
    3. Fill the holes in each pear with a little compote.
  7. To Assemble
    1. Pour about _ cup of liquid into each plate and stand a pear in the centre.
    2. Serve with yoghurt or rice ice cream.
    3. Garnish with mint