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SWEET POACHED PEAR DESSERT

These poached pears make a great tasting and healthy diabetic dessert

Ingredients for the Poached Pears

6 medium ripe pears (about 2 lbs.) NOTE: The pears must be ripe, but not overly soft.
5 cups white, unsweetened grape juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 inch whole cinnamon stick

To Make the Dessert

Peel pears, leaving stems on.

In a medium size pan, heat juices, vanilla bean, and cinnamon stick to a simmer. Add pears.

Simmer 25 to 30 minutes, uncovered, turning pears occasionally, until tender when pierced with a knife.

Remove pears with a slotted spoon.

Reduce syrup 30 to 35 minutes to 1 1/2 cups.
Strain.

Stir in raisins and cool syrup to room temperature.

Serve pears in small glass compote bowls.

Spoon raisins and syrup over and around poached pears.

Enjoy your Diabetic Sweet Poached Pears

Nutritional Information for the Dessert

Per serving:
187 calories,
48 gm carbohydrates,
1 gm protein,
trace fat, 3 gm
sodium.
Exchanges: 3 fruit. Cholesterol: 9 mg per serving.

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